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Upholstery at The Makershed

Upholstery at The Makershed

Course Provider: The Makershed

Contact Name: Jenny Smith

Telephone: 07599 670365

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St Pauls Learning Centre
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls

Course Length: 1 day/week for 4 weeks or 1 evening/week for 8 wee

Price: £170

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Course Start Dates
Sunday 29th October 2017
Wednesday 1st November 2017
Wednesday 29th November 2017


A part-time course in upholstery. Classes run on Wednesday or Sunday daytimes and Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.
Price is per level. Levels can be booked and paid for separately to suit your schedule and budget.

Level 1
A small stool and drop in seat for a dining chair. We provide all the materials, including the stool and drop in seat frames. At the end of the course the stool is yours to take home.
– How to use upholstery tools effectively and how to web, pad and cover
Drop In Seat
– How to strip, recondition, re-web and stuff using traditional materials
– About upholstery materials and sundries

Level 2
A stuffed and stitched dining chair. You provide the chair to be reupholstered and the top covering and we provide all other materials.
– How to stuff layers of coir and hair
– How to fit scrim hessian
– How to do through stuffing ties
– How to do blind and edge roll stitching

Level 3
Strip and re-upholster a small project of your choice. This could be any stool or chair – you might choose a small nursing chair or armchair for example. At the end of your course your stool or chair will have a new lease of life. This course is suitable for those who would like to build on existing upholstery skills (Makershed Upholstery Level 1 & 2 Courses or similar completed) with an experienced tutor.
The course fee does not include materials other than basic upholstery sundries.

The tutor is Fleur Pont.

What's included in the price?

All tools and Level 1 and 2 materials are included.

There is a cafe next to the Makershed in the St Pauls Learning Centre serving hot meals and drinks at lunchtime. Students are also welcome to bring a packed lunch.

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