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

Autumn 2020

2 catch up weeks from  Spring term

Tuesdays Sept 8th, 22nd

Thursdays Sept 10th, 24th

Fridays  Sept 11th, 25th

Autumn Term

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

Week Courses

2020

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

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

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.