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Week Upholstery Courses with Cherry Dobson

Duration: 5 days

Price: £280

Run by: Cherry Dobson
at Lilac Barn

07836 685195

The Willows
Stoke St Gregory

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About the Course

Cherry Dobson is author of the extremely popular "The Upholstery Bible", which has sold 56,000 copies! Cherry started teaching Upholstery in Colchester 30 years ago for the Adult Education Centre. While tutoring in Colchester Cherry attended an Advanced City and Guilds Course at the Guildhall University London gaining a Distinction. She has always worked on private commissions and so has had considerable hands-on experience in the craft. Courses include both traditional and modern methods of upholstery.

A fantastic way to spend a week, in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK.

The traditional method of upholstery using springs,hessian, hair taught but also modern techniques using rubberised hair, foam etc. Cane seating and Rush work are also taught.

Lilac Barn is an ideal venue with easy access.Numbers are restricted so no student is kept waiting to see tutor.
Students coming for a week are able to leave their project in the barn for the duration of the course.

Course places can only be reserved with £50 deposit. Cheque or Bank transfer to Cherry Dobson or with Paypal

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?

The price include 5 days tuition, home cooked lunches each day and unlimited tea and coffee. All materials can be purchased at Lilac Barn and tools are available to borrow. Students should bring along the chair, stool or headboard they wish to work on.

5 day course monday to friday: £280 including home cooked lunches, tea, coffee
£50 non refundable deposit to confirm place

Please click through to the Lilac barn website (above) to check 2019 dates!

Want to review this course?

I can thoroughly recommend the 5 day course. Cherry is an excellent teacher and as the numbers are small everyone gets her individual attention and can work at their own pace on whatever project they have brought. The workshop is very well stocked with tools and the huge variety of materials used in modern and traditional upholstery. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and we were well fed with tasty lunches and plenty of tea and cake.

- - #9032

This is the first chance I have had to get back to you. I wanted to thank you for the fantastic course that you ran last week. I learnt so much and was so pleased with my creations by the end of the week.
Thank you Lynn

- - #6903

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Course Start Dates

Monday 28th January 2019
Monday 3rd June 2019
Monday 4th November 2019
  • Suitable for beginners

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