Fluting - which describes an upholstered pad made up of individual long sections - is an age-old upholstery technique, and it is definitely enjoying its moment in upholstery trends right now. This three day course is designed to teach upholsterers how to build up a fluted pad, using both traditional and modern methods. By the end of the course, students will understand how to create a perfectly fluted pad on any piece of furniture. Working on exercise frames, students first build a traditional fluted pad, such as that found on a Georgian barrel back chair. Students will: measure up and sew hessian channels; stuff them with hair; and then cover to create a perfectly crisp and enduring fluted section. We then move on to create the same look with foam, using a very different working method. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to consider all the various applications of this creative technique and how it can be applied to their future work.
What do you need to bring? Exercise frames and stuffings are provided as part of the course. Students should bring their own top fabric (1m should suffice) and are invited to bring their own tools, although hand tools are available if required.
Date: Three days DATE TO BE CONFIRMED Class duration: 9.30am to 4.30pm Fee: £320 Suitability: Suitable for those with some experience of upholstery. This course is not suitable for complete beginners.
It is with regret that, due to the impact of coronavirus restrictions on our timetable, new dates for this course are yet to be confirmed. We are hoping to bring it back very soon. Please do email us if you are interested, thank you.