Jan - Thursday afternoon

Start 20th Jan 2022 - half term 17th Feb, last class 31st Mar 2022

  • Starts 20 Jan 2022
  • 145 British pounds
  • The Mountbatten School, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 5SY

Service Description

A perfect course for beginners and improvers to learn about the craft whilst upcycling your own traditional or modern chair or stool. You will be given one-to-one advice and instruction about the best way to achieve professional results. During the course your project will have the old upholstery stripped off and prepared for new stuffing, before being completed with top cover and trim. More advanced techniques for improvers can include lashing springs, deep buttoning, or working with a sprung unit seat base. Demonstrations may include how to stretch and fix webbing in place using a webbing stretcher, first and second stuffing on a seat, stitching using double ended or curved needles and deep or flat buttoning. For beginners suitable furniture pieces might include a drop in dining seat, or stuff over dining chair, or a stool. For improvers armchairs with double coil springs and even small chaise longue. Just be aware that the projects need to be small enough to be brought to class each week. I regret that there are no storage facilities on site. There will be a good range of upholstery materials and sundries that you can purchase from me, such as tacks, hessian, stuffings, wadding and calico. For projects that require foam I will advise what you need to purchase and give details of local suppliers. Please read the FAQ page before booking a place. This will not only some answer queries about the classes but also very importantly housekeeping matters relating to Covid 19. By booking a place you are deemed to have read the FAQs.

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Contact Details



Cuffnells, Bank, Lyndhurst SO43 7FB, UK