***The evening classes are currently fully booked for the autumn term. Please contact me to be notified of future opportunities. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening courses (7pm-9pm) are planned to start in mid-January 2021, subject to Covid-19 constraints.
Due to Covid 19 there will sadly be no tea/coffee provided at the moment. You are very welcome to bring your own! With many thanks. Pippa ***
An ideal course in upholstery for both beginners and improvers to learn about the craft whilst upcycling your own chair or stool. You will acquire skills and knowledge about upholstery and will be given one-to-one advice and instruction on the best way to achieve professional results. During the course each seat will be stripped, re-webbed and stuffed with traditional or modern materials, completed with your top cover fabric and trimmed. More advanced techniques for improvers can include lashing springs, buttoning, or working with a sprung unit seat base.
Demonstrations may include how to stretch and fix webbing in place using a webbing stretcher; first and second stuffing of the seat and specialist upholstery work such as stitching using double ended and curved needles and deep or float buttoning.
For beginners suitable furniture pieces include a drop in seat or stuff over dining chair, or a stool. For improvers projects might include a sprung dining chair, or a small armchair.
There is a good range of upholstery materials and sundries that you can purchase from me, such as tacks, webbing, hessian, stuffings, wadding and calico.
Group sizes are kept intentionally small with a maximum of eight.
The course fee includes the use of specialist upholstery tools
Although not guaranteed, you are more than welcome to contact me outside the class times to ask any questions you may have about your project. To date I have not missed replying but might take a little while to do so!
10 weeks (7:00pm to 9:00pm)
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