Upholstery is an addictive hobby, beware!

Upholstery can become incredibly addictive in a very short space of time and I warned my first students of this fact when they arrived clutching their old chairs and stools.

A class of 3 students, all eager to learn and go home with a reupholstered piece of furniture creates a fantastic atmosphere; one of anticipation and excitement.

Ed brought his family rocking chair which he beautifully cleaned and then pin stuffed the seat and back.  Lizzie came with an amazing, Regency style, circular piano stool which she diligently stripped and rebuilt from scratch, patiently stitching to form the hard edge.  And Kate came bearing 2 stools and a picture back dining chair.  The stools were finished with beautiful linen cloth from Tinsmiths of Ledbury and the picture back dining chair was half stripped, ready for another day.

Lucy helping Ed with his pin stuff seat on his rocking chair.

The 2 day course was filled with concentration, dedication and satisfaction at the end results, not to mention the delicious lunches prepared by Stephen.  And homemade cake in the afternoon!

I will be holding 2 day beginners upholstery courses every other month but I’m happy to hold an afternoon course or a 1 day course to suit student’s needs; just get in contact and let me know.

Fun was had by all and although the students had to negotiate the escapee piglets up the drive and the friendly, pet lamb who decided he wanted to join the upholstery class too, all in all, everyone left with a smile on their face and a new skill found.

Lizzie concentrating hard on her piano stool.

Kate stripping her picture back dining chair

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