2 Day Upholstery Course
Our 2 day upholstery course is designed both for beginners and the more advanced. Classes are small with 4 – 5 students so that the tutor, Dianne, ensures everyone gets personal time but can work and learn at their own speed
We will look at both traditional and modern upholstery techniques and their uses as you work on a small project, e.g. drop in seat, small recovering projects, ottoman style box, headboard for bed.
The techniques taught include:
- Traditional or Modern Upholstery techniques – the basic skills and techniques used to upholster a piece of furniture whichever is appropriate.
- Simple Repairs – making good the frame (filling in holes, gluing joints).
- Handling Fabrics and Materials Correctly – during cutting, stitching and fixing, including such materials as webbing, hessian, animal hair/coir fibre, waddings.
- Handling Tools Correctly –including hammers, tack- lifters, ripping chisels etc.
Date of the course
Arrive Sunday April 7th and leave Tuesday April 9th– late afternoon, How to book. Either phone 1 Park Road 015394 42107 or book via their on line booking on their web site
Tutor:. Dianne Cook has been teaching for 15 years as part of my full time upholstery business, covering all aspects of upholstery and furniture restoration
Please contact her if you have any questions about the course and your project(Tel 07957 196184)
For a two day residential course the cost will be £260 plus cost of any materials you want Dianne to get for you.
This includes a 2 night stay at a luxury bed and breakfast, breakfast on two mornings, lunch, tea and coffee and biscuits throughout the day and supper on the first night
If your partner wishes to join you and additional £30 per night for bed and breakfast
(We will take a 30% deposit when you register and the rest is paid when you check out. If we do not have enough people- we will need a minimum of 4 people we will reimburse you)
10.00 – 16.00 with an hour for lunch on the Monday and the Tuesday
Number on course- 5 maximum
What you should bring with you
- Your piece of furniture: you should bring only small chairs (dining chair style) or stools with a drop-in seat, or pin-stuffed or sprung seat. Dianne can help with minor repairs to your furniture but if they are in need of major repairs it is probably better to have them mended by a professional furniture restorer before you arrive. If you have trouble finding a suitable piece of furniture, please ask for help.
- Any tools you already own (magnetic or pin hammer, pincers, pliers, tack lifter, ripping chisel) although tools will be provided for your use during the 2 days.
- Apron or overalls if you wish.
- A dust sheet or old bedcover.
- A large pair of SHARP scissors.
- Camera to record the stages of your work.
- Notebook and pencil.
- An old leather glove to protect your hand when stitching.
Closing Date for Applicants Sunday 24th March