This is a 5 week short course on Wednesday evenings 6:30pm til 9pm and is ideal for beginners who’d like to get a feel for the craft or continuers to finish more lengthy projects.
The course covers all the basic upholstery skills: tools and how to use them, identifying sheet waddings, hessians, webbings and fillings, measuring and cutting, making single and double corner pleats, making cuts around posts and rails, order of work, temporary tacking and using the pneumatic staple gun.
Students should bring in their own project but to ensure you have the right project for this course, email a photo of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org and do check out the FAQs page for guidelines and advice.
The course includes other topics for learning which may vary from term to term but can include: making single or double piping; trimmings; choosing the right fabric for the job; how to measure for top fabric; looking at the work of a specific chair, fabric or upholstery designer; types of spring systems; working with foam and modern techniques; the buttoning process; creating a stitched edge using traditional techniques. Students record what materials they use and settle up their account towards the end of the course.
The class size caters for a maximum of 6 students and allows for plenty of 1 to 1 instruction as well as group learning. Spacing between the work benches allows for social distancing and the workspace is well ventilated with lots of fresh air.
£165 per person plus materials