About the Course
The Woodworks Project is offering a traditional upholstery course aimed at beginners. Students on our course will work to upholster a traditional footstool and under the guidance of our expert tutor Carla, you will learn all the skills and techniques necessary to complete it over the duration of the course, providing a perfect introduction to this time-honoured craft.
Areas covered on our courses will include techniques such as; webbing, stuffing and shaping, specialist stitching, tensioning fabrics, buttoning, piping. These skills make up the fundamentals of all upholstery and provide a perfect platform for further learning, but perhaps more importantly, it’s simply really enjoyable and thoroughly satisfying!
To ensure our students will take home a stool that fits perfectly into their homes, you will be required to provide your own top fabric, but all other materials, including a 50cm x 35cm bare stool frame, are included in the course fee. We would strongly advise that you please ask our tutor’s advice before buying your fabric, as not all fabrics are suitable.
Our courses run one day per week over six weeks, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm. The course days are Tuesday or Thursday. Course fees are £450 including all materials (except top fabric) and use of our professional upholstery tools.
We prefer payment by bank transfer, however we can also accept payment by card, cheque or in cash at our city centre shop: The Woodworks, 32 Southgate Street, Bath BA1 1TP.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
A handmade solid hardwood stool frame, all tools and materials apart from the top fabric, Parking, tea and coffee.
This was an excellent course made so by Leigh Anne's relaxed teaching style and support. Super practical... Basically able straight off to crack on with my project. All very hands on. I came away with a couple of projects and I am using my new skills upcycling and upholstering at home. Another bonus .... All the others doing the course were lovely and so was a sociable thing too! Thanks.
Anne-Louise perez - - #7429
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