An introduction to traditional upholstery skills using a hammer, wooden tools, natural materials and tacks. There are no staplers or foam to be seen! Each stage has absorbing tactile elements which build your project step by step into a practical and beautiful piece of furniture for your home.
The course is structured around the needs of you and your project, but as a guide, projects such as the following are suitable:
• Two Piano or Foot Stools, or two drop-in or over-stuffed chairs
• One nursing or sprung dining chair to be stripped, rebuilt and covered, or two that just need covering
• One winged or small armchair that just needs covering
(To learn the most skills from this course, the best project is a nursing or sprung dining chair that need all repair!)
By the end of the weekend you will be able to:
• Carefully strip off the necessary upholstery layers ready to begin work.
• Repair any damage to the seat, and rebuild from scratch using traditional tools, materials and techniques
• Apply an upholstery fabric of your choice, achieving all the upholstery tricks of cuts, corners and folds.
• Work towards completing your item of furniture, using hand stitching techniques and decorative trim.
All materials will be provided to rejuvenate your chair, excluding your top fabric.
Please send a photo of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org and do let Sophie know if you are in search of a project to restore – she might be able to help!