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Upholster a milking stool with Mick Sheridan


Duration: 10am – 5pm

Price: £155

Book with: Suzi Park
at Make it in Wales

Stiwdio 3
3 High Street
Cardigan
Ceredigion
SA43 1HJ

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About the Course

A one-day workshop upholstering a bespoke, locally made ash milking stool using Welsh woollen fabrics. Learn from the great master himself, Mick Sheridan, as he guides you through traditional upholstery techniques.

What will you learn on the course?

• stuffing
• tying
• regulating
• finishing
• how to make tack piping
• each stage will be demonstrated by Mick

What will the day involve?

• discussion and selection of fabric (you will have several designs to choose from)
• make and attach piping
• attach hessian, stitch bridle ties, start stuffing
• finish stuffing and regulate
• finish ‘in skin’ wadding and skewer fabric in place
• slip-stitch piping and finish stool

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What's included in the price?

All materials required to upholster your locally made milking stool are included in the course fee. Choose from a selection of Welsh woollen fabrics from Melin Tregwynt or Cambrian wool for your seat cover. Your seat will be stuffed with horse hair and finished by hand with piped edging.

A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools to use while they’re here. A plentiful supply of tea is provided. Lunch and cakes can be bought at our lovely new café.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 22nd February 2020

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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