Contact name: Lucy Thomas
Total bookings
8 months
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I live in Lewes, and have been running a furniture and textile business making simply designed contemporary pieces. One of those pieces, the birch wood footstool is an especial delight to make, it is simple, useful, light & beautiful. With none of the corners that so frustrate upholstery newcomers, I thought it made the perfect 1 day workshop experience. For after a ‘hard’ day learning, making, laughing, creating you get to take home and put your feet up on a foostool, and say “That was Rounded by Me’.

Courses, kits & gifts

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1 Day Bring Your Own Upholstery Project
Next date: 23rd Sep 2023
5 places left
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Make Your Own : 1 Day Modern Upholstered Footstool Workshop - no experience required - the perfect gift!
Next date: 10th Jun 2023
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Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
27 Apr 23'

Margie reviewed: 1 Day Bring Your Own Upholstery Project

"What a fantastic day! I learnt so much and Lucy was very patient and knowledgeable. It was fun, interesting and inspirational - best of all, I came away with a beautiful footstool. Lucy went above and beyond to help me finish my project, what a star! I'll look forward to the next course!"

Roundedby responded:

" Oh I thoroughly loved this day - everyone was so engaged, worked so hard and asked brilliant questions! Your footstool gave us a few unexpected challenges but subsequently we got to consider several different approaches, switch from single to double piping and make some more advanced cuts - well done & thank you for being such a thoughtful student! Lucy "

23 Apr 23'

Teresa reviewed: 1 Day Bring Your Own Upholstery Project

"Really knowledgeable, helpful, friendly teacher. I learnt a lot not just from my project but from the other peoples projects. Everything was really well explained and everyone could work at their own pace. A nice venue, good day I would recommend it anyone who is thinking of a small project.I would be interested in doing it again."

Roundedby responded:

" Thanks Teresa! Was absolutely lovely to have you on the course - can not believe how hard you worked and how much you achieved in one day - springs are not for the faint hearted and you absolutely stormed it! Best, Lucy "

16 Apr 23'

Suzanne McNabb reviewed: Make Your Own : 1 Day Modern Upholstered Footstool Workshop - no experience required - the perfect gift!

"I had hankered after one of Lucy's footstools for a while and never thought I could really make one! But I took the plunge and signed up for the course with a friend and we and the other students in the class, all ended up making beautiful, practical, sustainable footstools which we are very proud of!! Lucy is an extremely kind, patient and knowledgeable teacher. She also is very funny and knows how to tell a cracking yarn whilst still pushing us to keep on time! Lucy shared many upholsterer's secrets and made us feel like we really knew what we were doing, even if at times it seemed like we would never get there! The studio space in Lewes is terrific with amazing light and it has such a great back-story (you'll have to do the course to find out!) We also had a delicious lunch and a really, out-of-this world amazing brownie when we were all flagging mid-afternoon. It was lovely to spend the day using my hands, and the little-used creative bit of my brain. And it was great to meet and chat with some really interesting and delightful women, with Lucy guiding, teaching, encouraging and helping when it was a bit too tricky! This is a great course taught by an absolutely fabulous teacher AND you get to take home a totally gorgeous footstool which I guarantee you will love! Thanks for everything Lucy xx"

Roundedby responded:

" Gosh! What a lovely review - but then that brownie is DELICIOUS! Thank you so much, it was a delight to have you on the course, your Sunshine footstool was absolutely beautiful! Lucy"

27 Mar 23'

Mrs T reviewed: Make Your Own : 1 Day Modern Upholstered Footstool Workshop - no experience required - the perfect gift!

"I'd wanted to do this course for ages, so after finally doing it recently I was delighted it was all I'd hoped it would be and more. My job (life!) is very screen based, so I wanted to do something which was opposite to this, to do be practical and use my hands (not just my fingertips typing!!) and produce an item I would love and use. What I don't think I'd expected was the utter absorption of it - as a complete novice, I had to focus hard and that was so mindful. I felt I could have tacked for hours! Lucy was a superb teacher, explaining the steps and rational for each really clearly. When I got a wobble at the end finishing the felt wool layer, she was very patient and explained techniques in different ways, with suggestions to try, until it "clicked". Then bravo, a beautiful stool! When I got home my boys asked where I'd bought it, and were surprised when I said I'd made it which was gratifying! Highly commend this course - a most satisfying day. "

Roundedby responded:

" Oh and I am so glad that you did too! You worked so hard & got an absolutely brilliant, beautiful result - & I love the Marine/Pimpernel colourway, you thoroughly deserved to put your (muddy! thanks for the photo!) feet up! Thanks so much, Lucy"

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