Upholstery Foundation Course... the first steps
The Traditional Upholstery School's 12 week Upholstery Foundation Course is designed to teach budding upholsterers the core skills central to all traditional and modern upholstery. Training one evening a week for 12 weeks, students build up their techniques working on three specific projects. These projects are: a traditional hair-filled stuff-over dining chair; a modern foam-filled footstool with shallow buttoning; and a piped scatter cushion with zip.
These projects cover the three key modules in an upholsterer's repertiore: traditional upholstery with hair and hessian; modern upholstery built with foam and equivalent materials; and machine sewing skills. These transferrable skills enable students to confidently carry on upholstering a wide range of furniture at home. The course also serves as an important first-step for students considering the professional upholstery diploma.
With a maximum of eight students per course, the amount and quality of the tuition received is exceptional, and is geared to individual needs. You do not need any skills to begin this course, although a love of fabric and passion for working with your hands is a very good start.
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Tuesday 25 April to Tuesday 18 July 2017 6.30pm to 9.30pm FULL
Tuesday 12 Sept to Tuesday 5 December 2017 6.30am to 9.30pm BOOKING NOW
Tuesday 24 April to Tuesday 10 July 2018 6.30am to 9.30pm BOOKING NOW
A non-returnable deposit of £150 is due when booked to reserve your place. The remainder is due at the start of the first week. To book your space, email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which course you would like to book. We will be able to answer any questions you may have and give you bank transfer details. Your booking will be confirmed when deposit payment is received.
What do you need to bring? Hand tools are provided for use on the course. To enjoy the course to its full potential, you should bring a stuff-over dining chair and a modern footstool for reupholstery. The stool can be a frame or solid wood base with legs. We are able to custom-make these to order if required. If you need furniture fixing before the course starts, our woodworking expert is available on request. Upholstery materials and sundries are available for use on the course.
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.