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Upholstery - Create your own footstool weekend

Duration: Weekend 10am - 4pm approx

Price: £270

Book with: Libby Eley
at Perkins & Gibbs Upholsterers

Earsham Park Farm
Old Railway Road
Earsham, Bungay
NR35 2AQ

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About the Course

This is a upholstery course is perfect for beginners and competent crafters. We are 25 minutes from Norwich and set in a pretty and rural location on a working farm on the Suffolk Norfolk border. During this weekend course we provide full upholstery tuition teaching modern upholstery techniques that can be transferred to further craft project at home (such as headboards, seats and footstools).

You will complete many different processes including wood preparation followed by paint or wax on the legs of the footstool, webbing the frame, hessian application, foam placement and calico to create a very professional finish, lastly you apply your final fabric, trim and base cloth. We teach the whole group (max of 6 persons) all at the same time so no-one gets left behind.

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What's included in the price?

On this popular weekend course we provide the frame and internal components of the footstool. All you need to bring is your selected final fabric and trim ( although we do have some here at the workshop should you need them).

We provide the tea coffee and biscuits and a healthy homemade lunch.

At the end of the weekend you will take home your own finished handmade footstool for your home.
Max of 6 per group.

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Although the course was a long distance from home I selected it as felt it offered the best opportunity for me to learn basic skills of upholstery which I could translate from making a footstool into other furniture. The class sizes are small to permit one to one tuition and allowed all students to get acquainted (everyone was nice) and chat about our progress. Main thing was learning the little tips and ways of working to facilitate matters. Libby is a real perfectionist and wanted to make sure each of us performed to the best of our potential rather than just "ok". It would be rude not to mention the wonderful food but it was the tuition that will stay in my memory.

- - #17423

Brilliant two day footstall course so relaxed and friendly.
Libby guided us through the process explaining each stage clearly and effortlessly. Plenty of one to one tuition as well as group involvement.
The group was small and friendly with good conversation over a delicious home made meal (thank you Tam).
Libby is a real confidence booster I came away really inspired. The skills I have learnt will help with projects around the home.
I enjoyed the course so much I have booked the lampshade making course this Monday.

- - #4812

From the moment I walked through the door I felt relaxed and welcomed. Libby's natural manner was a joy. This relaxed course was both enjoyable and very instructive. I have returned home with a wonderful foot stool which I will treasure for many years to come. The small group works really well, giving plenty of time for one to one tution together with some friendly banter. The wonderful lunch on both days was a real bonus.
I plan on returning soon for some one to one tuition for a further project I have in mind.
Many thanks Libby & Tam, you made my birthday present something special.

- - #4110

I attended the 'Create your own footstool’ weekend upholstery course with Libby and Tam last month and had a really wonderful time. not only did I come away with really lovely footstool for my lounge but I have learnt skills that will allow me to take on further projects myself at home. I decided to paint the legs of my footstool to match my fabric and I used decorative studs to trim the legs, I am so happy with the finished result. Libby and Tam are great teachers with clear instructions and tips, there skills as upholsterers are really inspiring to watch, they are very tallented at what they do and they managed to make us all feel capable of each process.
I met some really nice people on the day and we all got on well together chatting over the tasty homemade lunch and sharing ideas for future projects.
I highly recommend this upholstery course, Libby and Tam are warm and friendly and very talented. Thank you Girls.
Hannah Eaton

- - #3755

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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