This course runs on Mondays.
During Stage Two of the AMUSF course students will develop their practical skills, gaining knowledge and experience in the manipulation of a variety of materials and processes, within the context of a series of individual set projects. Students will acquire an understanding of upholstery fabrics and textiles and will be encouraged to develop their own creative responses to the assessment projects. These are:
T-Shaped cushion with piping and zips (samples)
Tailoring, including the fitting of caps and collars (samples)
Independent sprung edge for a cushion seat (exercise) (traditional materials and methods, including fabric and front border)
Armless chair with traditionally upholstered seat and back (seat to be sprung with coil springs)
Post 1950s armchair upholstered using modern materials & methods
Portfolio containing notes and details of work in progress
Written research project: History of upholstered furniture - a timeline and overview of the styles of upholstered furniture and the development of upholstery techniques and materials used.
East Lane, Holt, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 6QU, UK