Ever wanted to recover that shabby chair that you love so much? These workshops can teach you how to rebuild the chair, if necessary, with a variety of basic and more advanced techniques, depending on the chair or piece of furniture. We also have some furniture (bed heads, ottomans) that we can supply wood frames for that you build from scratch. If you love funriture, working on handicrafts and fabric and interior design, this is the course for you
At our upholstery classes, you will learn... Full details
You will be introduced to an abundance of different materials, techniques and tools. Equipment will be available for your use during the day, so you can find your way at your own pace. This really is the easy way to get upholstery covered or increase your skills. Full details
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Upholstery of two chairs with Drop-in seat using both modern and traditional techniques.
Upholstery is a craft which is learnt over long time with plenty of practice, but can be very rewarding and fun once you have learnt it. If you have ever wondered how to practice or develop your upholstery skills, then our one or two day workshop is the ideal one for you, where we will provide you with relevant, practical applications and basic skills enabling you to create easy... Full details
Basic techniques of stripping, planning, cutting and remaking on your own pieces. All tools are available and work can be stored. Bring a small project.
For people with little or no experience. You should start with a fairly simple piece of your own which you can store on site while you are working on it. All the tools and equipment needed are provided though you may choose to build up your own collection. Each persons project will be different but may involve identifying and dating the piece,... Full details
Suitable for beginners. Enjoyable for everyone.
One-day workshop. 10am - 5pm.
Join us for a fascinating day of discovery as we delve into the fabulous world of upholstery. Professional upholsterer, Rachael South will show how to use all the specialist tools to unpick and take apart a worn panelled seat and how to recover a chair seat to transform your tired furniture into raving beauties.
All of our upholstery classes are for absolute beginners. It doesn't matter which one you... Full details
A workshop that teaches beginner upholstery techniques taking you from basic materials (foam, batting, wadding, fabric) to a finished unique piece of furniture. This is a 3 session course or one day, please check the dates.
You will learn:
- how to paint the footstool legs, how to obtain a distressed look and final touches such as clear or dark wax
- some of the basic upholstery techniques and how to use a variety of tools while making a small footstool. (Note that for this... Full details
The student will learn how to re-upholster an antique dining type chair, using traditional methods and materials.
It is held at the Branston Hall Hotel, with a 3 course Lunch in the Lakeside Restaurant. All materials, other than item and Top Fabric is included. Tools will be provided but there is an option to buy your own set.
The price doesn't include accommodation but the Hotel is giving a special price for overnight stays.
For beginners, they will learn how to traditionally upholster a... Full details
Ever wanted to upcycle that piece of furniture that has seen better days? This is the course for you. You will learn to reupholster or recover chairs, stools, bespoke headboards and footstools, using either modern techniques with foam, or traditional stuffings such as horsehair. Full details
For people who are experienced and can research and plan their own work. You will be able to restore more complex pieces.
For people with previous experience of the subject. You will be expected to be able to research, plan, purchase for and execute most projects independently, requiring little direct assistance from the tutor. You should also have information on the H&S considerations for machinery and materials and be able to maintain good and efficient workshop practice. You should generally... Full details
Learners to choose their own projects from the full range of soft furnishings, as well as simple items modern upholstery including drop in seats, footstools, headboards:
Curtains, blinds sheer curtains
Table and bed linen
Accessories, i.e. oven gloves, placemats,
Sewing machine techniques
How to use an overlocker
Trimmings for soft furnishing Full details
Venture into the world of arts and crafts. Dip your filbert brush into the paint pot, spin the snuggest yarn with knitting classes and transform greying rooms into spaces of luxury with a wave of your interior design wand. Get artier than Picasso armed with an easel and craftier than a seasoned Blue Peter presenter when you learn arts and crafts.
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