This great fun and busy two-day workshop is designed to to teach novice upholsterers the skills of deep buttoning. Over the two days students will build up their footstool frame with modern upholstery materials, which they will then button into, learning how to create the beautiful folds and diamond pattern that are the hallmark of traditional deep buttoning. A beautiful deep buttoned footstool will be yours to take home.
The course will include a masterclass demonstration designed to teach students how they can take this method forward to work on other shapes and arrangement of buttoning design. Students will also be given a comprehensive worksheet to take home (there'll be a lot to remember ;-))
What is provided? The hand-built footstool frames will be provided, in a choice of two sizes: 12 x 18in, or 12 x 26in, with unfinished (bare wood) 6in Queen Anne style legs. Students may choose to source and provide their own legs if they wish, in advance of the course. Details will be provided on booking. All filling materials, calico and tacks will be provided as part of the course.
What do you need to bring? Students should supply their own top fabric. This should be a good quality upholstery weight fabric. 1m should suffice. You will make your own covered buttons using our professional button press as part of the course.
Dates: Thurs 23rd and Fri 24th April 2020 POSTPONED Thurs 8th and Fri 9th October 2020 ENROLLING NOW Class duration: 9.30am to 5pm (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start) Fee: £255 Suitability: Suitable for beginners, and those with some experience.
How to book: The full course cost is £245. A non-returnable deposit of £145 is due when booked to reserve your place. The remainder is due at the start of the first week. To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which course date you would like to book. We will answer any questions you may have, provide stool size choices, and give you bank transfer details. Your booking will be confirmed when deposit payment is received.
Please note: we need a minimum number of bookings to run this course. We reserve the right to cancel the course and will give you two weeks notice if we do. If the course does not run, we will re-imburse you the full amount paid.