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.
Tuesdays April 27th, May 4th, June 22nd July 6th course full
Thursdays April 29th, May 6th,, June 24th July 7th places available
Fridays April 30th, May 7th, June 25th, July 8th places available
Tuesdays September 21st, October 19th, November 2nd, 16th, 30th
Thursdays September 23rd, October 21st, November 4th, 18th, December 2nd
Fridays September 24th, October 22nd, November 5th, 19th, December
please note change of date in October
Dates for 2021
September 6th to 10th course full
November 8th to 12th…course full
New Dates for 2022
January 24th to 28th
May 9th to 13th
Day Courses Costs
£170 per 5 workshops £135 per 4 works
£180 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
11 Piece Upholstery Set
11 piece set includes signed Upholstery Book
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.