Course Provider: Perkins & Gibbs Upholsterers
Contact Name: Libby Eley
Telephone: 01986 896655
Earsham Park Farm
Old Railway Road
Course Length: Weekend
5 star rating, 3 reviewers.
This is a upholstery course is perfect for beginners and competent crafters.
Perkins and Gibbs Upholstery workshop is at Earsham Park Farm, nr Bungay NR35 2AQ. 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). We provide a healthy homemade lunch and tea and coffee and cake in the afternoon.
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.
The course runs Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm approx
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.
Chrissie Hart -
Hannah Eaton -
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