Upholstery Beginners Workshop – Drop in Seat (Dining Chair)

£120.00

This is a 5 week or a weekend workshop to learn how to traditionally upholster a Drop In Seat. –  A Dining Chair (No foam will be used in these workshops – all traditional upholstery methods taught)

For the 5 week workshop each session will take place on a Wednesday evening 7pm – 9pm at the lovely TheaRose Textile Design Studio based at Lydeard St Lawrence, Somerset.

Dates for 2022:

5 Week Evening Workshop:

– Start on Wednesday 9th February until Wednesday 16th March

(Wednesday 23rd February will be a week off due to School Half Term)

– Start on Wednesday 27th April until Wednesday 25th May

– Start on Wednesday 8th June until Wednesday 6th July

– Start on Wednesday 7th September until Wednesday 5th October

 

Weekend 2 Day Workshop (10 am – 4 pm):

– Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th February

– Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April

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SKU: N/A Category:

All participants will need to bring one Drop In Seat to upholster (please see images of the Drop In Seat Chairs and contact Thea at thea@thearose.com with any questions)

What you will learn:

  • How to get started with traditional upholstery
  • The process of upholstery along with the materials and tools needed for upholstery and where to source them from
  • How to prepare the chair for upholstery: stripping off the old fabric and cleaning the chair frame
  • How to use a webbing stretcher, tacks, stuffing and creating tension in the calico and top fabric for a high quality finish
  • Different fabrics suitable for upholstery and how to calculate the amount of fabric needed for a project
  • How to upholster One Drop In Seat Chair eg. a dining chair, to be completed by the end of the 5 week workshop or the 2 day workshop
  • Confidence to complete similar projects at home after the workshop

There are places for 3 people on the workshop.  The small group size is perfect for total beginners as there is opportunity for lots of questions and demonstrations with 1 to 1 support.

The cost includes all materials to complete one Drop in Seat Chair which you will need to bring along to the first session. The top fabric (final fabric) will need to be provided by yourself.  Help and advice on a suitable fabric for the chair and where to buy this from will be discussed in the first lesson. Also refreshments of Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be available at each session.

All tools needed will be provided for the workshops.

Workshop Date

Saturday 23th & Sunday 24th April 2022, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th February 2022, Start on Wednesday 27th April until Wednesday 25th May 2022, Start on Wednesday 7th September until Wednesday 5th October 2022, Start on Wednesday 8th June until Wednesday 6th July 2022, Start on Wednesday 9th February 2022 until Wednesday 16th March 2022

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