Upholstery

2-day Course

Two-day course for beginners

This two-day weekend course is ideal for reupholstering a dining chair or stool with a drop-in or stuff over seat.

Dates for 2014:
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August 2014 – FULL
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August 2014 – FULL
Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August 2014 – FULL

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September 2014 – 3 spaces available
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September 2014 – 2 spaces available
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 2014 – 3 spaces available
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014 – FULL

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October 2014 – 3 spaces available
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2014 – 3 spaces available

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November 2014 – 3 spaces available
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November 2014 – 3 spaces available

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December 2014 – 3 spaces available
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December 2014 – 3 spaces available

Tutor:
Lucy Brodie, lucy@huntlandsfarm.co.uk; 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.

Cost:
£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.

Accommodation:
If you wish to stay at Huntlands Farm on the Friday and Saturday nights the total cost of the course and accommodation (bed and breakfast) will be £240.00.  If your partner wishes to join you, an extra £20.00 per night will be charged.

Time:
09.30 – 17.30 with one hour for lunch; tea, coffee, juice with home-made biscuits and cake throughout the day!

Number on course:
3 maximum

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.
  • An old leather glove to protect your hand when stitching.
  • Top cover upholstery material – if you have difficulty finding upholstery fabric, please do look on the fabric websites with whom I have accounts with:
    Abraham Moon, synonymous with wool interior fabrics, craft all their fabrics in West Yorkshire.  No other brand specialises in wool and brings out its luxury and benefits in quite the same way.
    Ardalanish, Isle of Mull Weavers who use an organic weaving mill to produce beautiful tweed woven on the 1950′s Dobcross looms using the wool from native sheep including their own Hebrideans.
    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.
    Ian Mankin provide natural and organic fabrics manufactured in the UK.
    Voyage offer a wide range of upholstery fabrics including the wonderful Voyage Country range; I have many of their pattern books

To book:
Contact Lucy by email lucy@huntlandsfarm.co.uk or mobile 0782 8286360
A deposit equal to one day’s tuition is required to guarantee your booking.  This deposit will be refunded if you cancel more than 14 days before arrival.   If you cancel your booking within 14 days of your planned arrival date the deposit will not be refunded.  In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) no refund will be given.  Full booking balance is due on the day of arrival.

3/4/5-day Course

Three/four/five-day course for beginners

Choose whether you wish to attend for three, four or five days where you can reupholster a dining chair with a sprung seat or a small nursing chair without arm pads.

“Best 4 days of 2014 so far! Such a comfortable, welcoming and delicious stay in your beautiful home – the kindest hosts.  Plus, such a fun and creative upholstery course – learnt lots and had fun.  Thank you.”
Jo, Cambridgeshire – January 2014.

Dates for 2014:
Weeks commencing:
Monday 4th – Friday 8th August 2014 – FULL
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd August 2014 – FULL

Monday 1st – Friday 5th September 2014 – FULL
Monday 15th – Friday 19th September 2014

Monday 29th September – Friday 3rd October 2014 – 2 spaces available
Monday 13th – Friday 17th October 2014 – 2 spaces available
Monday 27th – Friday 31st October 2014

Monday 10th – Friday 14th November 2014
Monday 24th – Friday 28th November 2014

Monday 8th – Friday 12th December 2014

Tutor:
Lucy Brodie, lucy@huntlandsfarm.co.uk; 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.

Cost:
3 days: £200.00
4 days: £250.00
5 days: £310.00
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.

Accommodation:
If you wish to stay at Huntlands Farm whilst on the course the cost will be an extra £20.00 per night and an evening meal (optional) is £15.00.
If your partner wishes to stay at the farm whilst you are on your course, an extra £20.00 per night will be charged.

Time:
09.30 – 17.30 with one hour for lunch; tea, coffee, juice with home-made biscuits and cake throughout the day!

Number on course:
3 maximum

About the course:
Depending on what project you bring with you, we will look at both traditional and modern upholstery techniques and their uses.   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: 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.
  • An old leather glove to protect your hand when stitching.
  • Top cover upholstery material – if you have difficulty finding upholstery fabric, please do look on the fabric websites with whom I have accounts with:
    Abraham Moon, synonymous with wool interior fabrics, craft all their fabrics in West Yorkshire.  No other brand specialises in wool and brings out its luxury and benefits in quite the same way.
    Ardalanish, Isle of Mull Weavers who use an organic weaving mill to produce beautiful tweed woven on the 1950′s Dobcross looms using the wool from native sheep including their own Hebrideans.
    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.
    Ian Mankin provide natural and organic fabrics manufactured in the UK.
    Voyage offer a wide range of upholstery fabrics including the wonderful Voyage Country range; I have many of their pattern books

To book:
Contact Lucy by email lucy@huntlandsfarm.co.uk or mobile 0782 8286360
A deposit equal to one day’s tuition is required to guarantee your booking.  This deposit will be refunded if you cancel more than 14 days before arrival.   If you cancel your booking within 14 days of your planned arrival date the deposit will not be refunded.  In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) no refund will be given.  Full booking balance is due on the day of arrival.

 

Student's Work

“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.”

Commissions
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.

Victorian nursing chair

Victorian nursing chair upholstered in Ian Mankin fabric.

 “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.

Fabric
I currently hold acounts with

Abraham Moon, synonymous with wool interior fabrics, craft all their fabrics in West Yorkshire.  No other brand specialises in wool and brings out its luxury and benefits in quite the same way.

Ardalanish, Isle of Mull Weavers who use an organic weaving mill to produce beautiful tweed woven on the 1950′s Dobcross looms using the wool from native sheep including their own Hebrideans.

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.

Ian Mankin provide natural and organic fabrics manufactured in the UK.

Voyage offer a wide range of upholstery fabrics including the wonderful Voyage Country range; I have many of their pattern books

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