Level: Beginner – intermediate
Tutor: Cherry Dobson author of ‘The Upholstery Bible’
Venue: Lilac Barn at Mother Hubbard
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.
2 catch up weeks from Spring term
Tuesdays Sept 8th, 22nd
Thursdays Sept 10th, 24th
Fridays Sept 11th, 25th
Tuesdays Sept 29th, October 13th, November 3rd, 17th, December 1sr
Thursdays October 1st, 15th, November 5th, 19th, December 3rd
Fridays October 2nd, 16th, November 6th, 20th, December 4th
November 9th to 13th course full
New dates for 2021
January 25th to 29th
May 31st to June 4th
November 8th to 12th
Day Courses Costs
£170 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
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
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
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.