This is a 9 week project based upholstery course on Thursday afternoons from 1:30pm to 4pm. This session is great for beginners as you will likely be in a class with other more experienced students, so you can see a little ahead and benefit from seeing other projects and work.
This is a 2.5 hour class and if you are a beginner, you should choose something small to start. See the FAQs page for guidance on choosing something and email me a photo or ask advice at email@example.com.
The course will cover all the basic skills of tools and how to use them, identifying and handling the sheet waddings, fillings, webbings, making single and double corner pleats, practising making cuts around posts and rails, temporary tacking and using the pneumatic staple gun. You’ll also begin to familiarise yourself with the order of work, measuring for top fabric as well as other topics relevant to the class. Everyone works at their own pace depending on their skill level and ability, but through group and individual learning, you’ll be carefully guided with 1 to 1 demonstration, instructions and handouts. Students record the materials they use in the workshop and settle their account at the end of the 9 weeks.
Class size is a maximum of 6 students and this allows for social distancing. The workspace is well ventilated and there is plenty of fresh air.
This course includes other topics which vary depending on the group but can include: making single or double piping; trimmings; measuring for top fabric; using foam and modern techniques; making a stitched edge and traditional techniques; springs; looking at a specific fabric, chair or upholstery designer; choosing fabric.
£295 per person