These one day workshops can be used as a “taster” or as an opportunity to complete an unfinished project. If you intend to finish a project in a day, please bring fabric and braid (if appropriate). Please choose a small, manageable piece. No previous experience necessary.
What can students expect?
Hands-on experience from the start; they will begin work on their project after a short introduction. There may be dust involved when stripping the furniture therefore dress appropriately.
As the learning is based on individuals’ projects, and the percentage of new to experienced learners will vary term to term, the pace of tuition can be uneven, please be patient!
There will be a tea/coffee break morning and afternoon.
What would be useful preparation before the course?
Research ideas for what you want your piece of furniture to look like when finished.
PLEASE NOTE SECTION BELOW:
PLEASE PHOTOGRAPH YOUR PIECE OF FURNITURE, AND EMAIL IT TO
THE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS, THANK YOU.
Late starters allowed?
All can be supplied but scissors, tape measure and a mallet will be useful.
Previous experience required?
No. Experience of hand and/or machine sewing will be useful.
What is the progression route?
Strip furniture of top cover +/- some or all of the upholstery, reupholster as necessary then fit fabric of learners choice.
Are there any extra costs?
Yes. The materials learners need will be supplied by the Tutor at a moderate cost or can be purchased elsewhere by the learners prior to the day if they know what they will need. Top cover fabric +/- braid is also required. (If purchasing from the tutor please bring cash or cheque books.)
Are there any set books?
Work set between sessions?
What should students bring?
A small piece of furniture or unfinished project, top cover fabric and braid (if appropriate), plus lunch.
By hands-on experience and teacher demonstration, (hand-outs will also be supplied)