Five day, hands-on workshop suitable for both beginners and more experienced students as it is project focused – what you learn depends on the piece of furniture you bring. It is advisable not to bring anything bigger than an armchair. Friendly, informative tuition from tutor experienced in all aspects of traditional or modern upholstery required to renovate your project piece.
What can students expect?
Hands-on experience from the start; they will begin work on their project the first lesson. There may be dust involved when stripping the furniture therefore dress appropriately. There could be loose tacks and staples on the floor so suitable footwear required.
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!
Late starters allowed?
Yes, but there will be proportionately less time to do the project in.
Previous experience required?
No. Experience of hand and/or machine sewing will be useful.
What is the progression route?
Further upholstery classes until learner confident.
Are there any extra costs?
Yes. The materials learners need are either supplied by the Tutor at a moderate cost or can be purchased elsewhere by the learners. Top cover fabric +/- braid is also required.
Work set between sessions?
No, but if appropriate learners can carry on at home should they wish.
What should students bring?
A manageable piece of furniture on the first day, not sofas or chaise longues. Only bring top cover fabric to the first session if doing a very small piece of furniture.
Hands on demonstration plus handouts.
All can be supplied but scissors, tape measure and a mallet will be useful.