Two-day course for beginners
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2013 – FULL
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2013 - 1 SPACE REMAINING
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2013 - 1 SPACE REMAINING
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2013 – FULL
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2013 – 3 SPACES REMAINING
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2013 – 3 SPACES REMAINING
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2013 – 3 SPACES REMAINING
If none of these dates are suitable for you, please call or email to discuss alternative dates.
Lucy Brodie, email@example.com; mobile 0782 8286360; landline 01886 821955
Lucy holds a qualification with the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers having been trained in the use of modern and traditional materials and methods.
£140 including home-made lunch, biscuits & cakes. Cost does not include materials used. All materials except the main fabric are kept in stock and a charge is made at the end of the course for the materials each student uses. You are however, welcome to bring all your own materials with you if you wish.
If you wish to stay at Huntlands Farm on the Friday and Saturday nights the total cost will be £240.00. If your partner wishes to join you, an extra £20.00 per night will be charged.
09.30 – 17.30 with one hour for lunch; tea, coffee, juice with home-made biscuits and cake throughout the day!
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About the course:
This is a two-day course where we will look at both traditional and modern upholstery techniques and their uses. Bring with you a small project, e.g. drop in seat, small recovering projects, ottoman style box, headboard for bed; I suggest you ring when you book to check the suitability of your chosen project. You will need sufficient fabric to cover your project, all other materials I stock and will charge for as you use them.
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.
- Health & Safety guidelines
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. I 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.
- Tape measure.
- Camera to record the stages of your work.
- Notebook and pencil.
- Top cover upholstery material.
- An old leather glove to protect your hand when stitching.
Contact Lucy by email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0782 8286360
A deposit equal to one day’s tuition is required to guarantee your booking. If you cancel your booking within 14 days of your planned arrival date the deposit will not be refunded. A full refund minus £5.00 administration fee per person will be given if you provide 14 days notice of your cancellation. Please make your cheque payable to “Lucy Brodie”.
“A brilliant time all round: great upholstery course, lovely warm and comfortable bedroom, Lady Grey tea, and super food. A wonderful and productive weekend with lovely company.”
“Thank you again for a great weekend. I really enjoyed it and my newly upholstered furniture is now proudly on display! And thank you to Stephen for the yummy lunches.”
If you have a piece of furniture you would like me to upholster please do email me with photographs or phone 0782 8286360 to discuss further.
“It’s perfect! Thank you so much for doing this, it is absolutely wonderful!”
DS – Oxford commented on her newly upholstered Victorian Button Back Nursing Chair.
I currently hold acounts with
Ian Mankin who provide natural and organic fabrics manufactured in the UK. The above Victorian Button Back Nursing Chair has been covered in Ian Mankin Brighton Check Pink fabric.
Emily Burningham, a British designer who offers a delightful collection of textiles inspired by design from Japan, the Arts and Crafts Movement, 18th Century fabric, Art Nouveau and Art Deco as well as flowers and plants, animals and insects and beauty of the classical English Garden. Emily has a determination to combine good design with quality materials whilst supporting UK manufacture.