Upholstery

Level: Beginner – intermediate

Tutor: Cherry Dobson author of  ‘The Upholstery Bible’

Venue: Lilac Barn at Mother Hubbard

Times:

Daily Courses: 10am to 4 pm

Week Courses: 9.30am to 5pm

Traditional and Modern Upholstery

Day And Week courses

Come and renovate that well loved chair or buy a bargain off ebay, it does not matter what condition it is in. Traditional and modern methods taught with expert tuition.

The range of fabrics available are huge, many on line and why not try a patchwork theme, or create that shabby chic look using vintage fabrics.

Experience & tools

Tuition is on an individual basis in all courses and students should bring a piece of furniture e.g chair, stool or headboard to the class, whether it be large or small and so long as it fits in your car!

Beginners and Improvers are both welcome at these classes but if you are a beginner it is better to start on a small project rather than a large armchair! Upholstery is addictive so beware!

Students bring anything from an old dilapidated chair to a chaise longue.

What will I learn?

The traditional method of upholstery using springs,hessian, hair etc.is taught but also modern techniques using rubberised hair, foam etc.

Cane seating and Rush work are also taught.

Day Courses

Summer 2022

Tuesdays March 29th, May 3rd, 17th,  June 28th, July 5th, places available

Thursdays March 31st, May 5th, 19th, June 30th, July 7th, places available

Fridays April 1st, May 6th, 20th, July 1st, 8th places available

Now Booking

Autumn 2022

Tuesdays  September 20th, October 11th, ,November 1st, 15th, 29th waiting list

Thursdays  September 22nd, Oct 13th, November 3rd,  17th, December 1st

Fridays  September 23rd, October 14th,  November 4th,  18th, December 2nd

 

Week Course

New Dates for 2022

May 9th to 13th  course full

November 7th to 11th  course full

Waiting list for all courses

Day Courses Costs

Summer courses

£180 per 5 workshops

Autumn courses

£190 per 5 workshops

£50 per single workshop

£40 deposit to secure place

Students should enrol for either 5 Tuesdays, 5 Thursdays or 5 Fridays. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided but students should bring their own lunch.

Week Courses Costs

£280 (deposit £50) balance due prior to the course

Course fee includes 5 days tuition by Cherry Dobson, home cooked lunches each day, tea, coffee and biscuits.

Fee returnable up to 2 weeks prior to course less admin fee £10

6 Piece Upholstery Set

£108.00

Six Piece Upholstery Tool set includes signed Upholstery Book

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Six piece tool set

11 Piece Upholstery Set

£150.00

11 piece set includes signed Upholstery Book

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Contact:

Cherry Dobson: [email protected] to enrol or for more information.

Course places can only be reserved with deposit, details on booking form

Cheque or Bank transfer to Cherry Dobson, details on booking form

Self Catering Accommodation available at

    • Holly Farm Cottages (4 Star) 01823 490828 also B and B, contact Holly Farm directly
    • Windmill Retreat, Middlezoy TA7 0PD 01823 698831,
    • Hectors Barn. Stathe Rd, Burrow Bridge, Bridgwater TA7 0RY
      Phone: 01823 698034

Air BNB

The Frog -Secluded hideaway on the Somerset Levels

B and B’s, Hotels

  • Morland B and B,  Stanmore Road, Burrowbridge 07887 886150
  • Frog St Farmhouse, Hatch Beauchamp 01823 481883 Louise and David Farrance
  • Summerhousebandb.com   Hatch Beauchamp 07717177006  Keith Hammon
  • Devonshire Arms, Long Sutton, 01458 241271
  • Farthings, Hatch Beauchamp 01823 480664

 

 

 

Materials:

All materials and tools can be purchased at Lilac Barn or by contacting Cherry in advance of your course. Some tools are available to borrow.

Signed copies of  The Upholstery Bible available at £16.50

Other Information:

Lilac Barn is an ideal venue with easy access. Numbers are restricted  so no student is kept waiting to see tutor.

Students coming for a week are able to leave project in the barn for the duration of the course.