An introduction to traditional upholstery skills using a magnetic hammer, wooden tools, natural materials and tacks. There are no staplers or foam to be seen here! 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 on an overstuffed sprung dining chair (like in the picture), so please source one in need of a little care and bring it along with you if you can. I may have spares to sell if you cannot find one; just let me know.
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 (1m will be plenty to work with).
Please feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions regarding your project.
Individual refreshments will be provided, but we ask that all participants bring their own lunch as we are not able to provide a shared lunch under current COVID guidelines.
When purchasing your ticket, please ensure you complete the form to make us aware of any health conditions or allergies as well as any additional support that you may need during your day with us.