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Upholstery Course

Duration: 6 weeks part time

Price: £125

Run by: Alan
at Dorset Chairman


Unit 9/9a
Mill Lane
BH21 1LN

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About the Course

Our Part Time Upholstery Courses run in line with school term times and run for one session per week for six weeks under the watchful eye of our Master Upholsterer with 40 yrs experience and 20 yrs experience as a tutor.

"Our Tutor, Alan, is one of those rare people whose passion for what he does has become a way of life."

Class times as follows

Monday afternoon 1:45pm - 4:45pm
Tuesday evening 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday afternoon 1:45pm - 4:45pm
Thursday afternoon 1:45pm - 4:45pm
Thursday evening 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

You will learn how to assess your piece of furniture prior to re-upholstery, age, condition etc. We will also cover relevant Fire regulations. You will be introduced to the different tools and materials used and be shown through hands on practice and practical demonstration, firstly, how to remove the old coverings, fillings. Then how to use and apply them to obtain a foundation for the top covering.
You will then learn how to cut and apply top fillings and fabrics, leading to a professional finish.
In addition, you will be introduced to and shown how to apply trimmings to finish your piece.

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?

All the tools you will need are supplied by us and free to use whilst on the premises. However, you may wish to bring your own if you have them, alternatively, you can purchase them from us at a discounted price.

Not forgetting Tea and Biscuits.

All fillings you require are available to purchase as you go, and you will also be recycling (cleaning prior to re-use) any of your original fillings where possible.
We also supply a wide range of fabrics from stock or to order. Such as, Linwood, Art of The Loom, Moons, Fibre Naturelle, Cristina Marrone, Today Interiors

Want to review this course?

I joined Alan’s class to give a chair some much needed TLC. Alan guided me through the process, demonstrating ‘how to’, checking my progress and assisted my learning by explaining where I’d gone wrong when I made the inevitable novice mistakes (thankfully, nothing too drastic under his watchful eye). During each session Alan is constantly on the go, tutoring, guiding and giving support. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning Upholstery.

- - #13334

Response from Dorset Chairman:

Thank you for your kind words Mikaela, you are an absolute pleasure to teach. I look forward to you returning to do more in the future. Alan

What fun! I have thoroughly enjoyed the upholstery courses with Alan. He is an excellent teacher and thanks to his endless patience , careful explanation and perfectionism , the results achieved in the class have been beautiful. I am about to sign up for my fourth set of lessons. A perfect way to spend a Monday afternoon!

- - #10723

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