This is a short 5 week course ideal for beginners but more experienced students may find it useful.
It’s a ‘taster course’ designed to give you a flavour of what upholstery is about and you’ll cover most of the basic skills: learning about the main tools and how to use them, identifying fillings and sheet waddings, making neat corner pleats, making cuts around posts, attaching webbings, choosing the right fabric for the job, simple repair techniques, measuring and cutting, tacking and using the pneumatic staple gun. If you have already completed a short course, you are still a beginner and you’ll be pleased to know that there’s no harm in doing the course again to review the basics and to see how much you remember!
More experienced students may find it helpful to have guidance and support for a short period while working on a particular aspect of a project. A 5 week course may be the best option to do this.
It is always nice to finish the course with a completed project, so to that end, please email email@example.com before the course for advice and see the FAQs page for guidance on choosing a project. While every effort is made to support and guide you to finish, it depends on your ability, your project and its condition, so it is not possible to guarantee this.
The class size is kept to a maximum of 6 students. Each student has their own bench which allows for social distancing. The workspace is well ventilated with plenty of fresh air.
The course may include other topics for learning depending on the projects in the group, such as : working with foam and modern techniques; the buttoning process; making a stitched edge and traditional techniques; spring applications; looking at a specific fabric, chair or upholstery designer; choosing the right fabric for the job; making a cutting plan; trimmings, single or double piping.