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Upholster a Covered Chair Seat or Stool including Afternoon Tea

Duration: 5 hours

Price: £75

Run by: Anne Foster
at The Little Vintage House


Chic Interiors, 3 High Street

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About the Course

We are offering an upholstery skills workshops suitable for beginners or those with some experience which lasts one day over 5 hours with a break for lunch.

You will work at your own level for an enjoyable experience, you can be a complete starter or have already completed some projects. The workshops are friendly and informal and will accommodate 2-3 people in a small group to ensure that everyone gets enough instruction.

The workshop content will be on the upholstery techniques needed to strip and recover a drop in seat or chair seat, covering the use of fabrics, suppliers and techniques to achieve the best look.

You will be guided through to complete your project, although it may not be possible to complete your project in one day depending on your project and experience, but we are available for follow up phone consultation should it not be finished.

There is local street parking nearby, but not directly at the venue. So please make sure that is something that you can carry. As a rule if you couldn't bring it on public transport, then it's too big!

You need to supply your own fabric and trims. If you need any help with your fabric please contact us before the course as we may be able to supply fabric and trim at a small extra cost from our stock. If you have difficulty finding a suitable chair we may be able to provide one at cost from our stock, advance notice is required for this to ensure supplies on the day.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The fee includes all tuition, use of tools, tea, coffee and biscuits, and an 'Afternoon Tea' lunch will be taken at Mr Lyons Tea Room next door. Vegan, vegetarian and Gluten free diets can be catered for with advance notice.

We will provide all the tools that you need on the day and depending on your project any extra materials can be purchased from our stock on the day of the workshop.

Any question? Feel free to contact us. Please get in touch for details and bookings. Hope to see you soon.

NB If you have already booked on to a course but cannot see the date on this page, that will be because the workshop is full.

Want to review this course?

I attended this course with my two daughters & we had such a lovely day with Anne! Anne is a very experienced upholsterer who shares her knowledge & experience in a warm, friendly & positive way. The course was informative, professional & fun! The added bonus of having an ‘afternoon tea’ lunch included was a very welcome touch. Anne is a very encouraging tutor & it felt like enjoying a day with a lovely new friend whilst learning a new skill. The small group size meant we all got individual tuition, which was invaluable. I would definitely recommend this reasonably priced course to anyone wanting to learn the basic skills of upholstery, or to enhance their existing skills. Fab to go home with a new chair too! Thanks again Anne - we will return!

- - #16714

Response from The Little Vintage House:

Thank you for taking the time to review today's workshop, and for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to pass on my knowledge to you all and to spend the time with you today. I hope that you have many happy hours upholstering some more pieces of furniture in the future :)

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 2nd March 2019
Saturday 6th April 2019
Saturday 4th May 2019
Saturday 27th July 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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