THE SPRUNG CHAIR
Upholster a sprung chair using a mix of traditional and modern upholstery techniques and environmentally friendly materials.
At the end of the course, you will take home your finished chair and the skills & confidence to tackle your own upholstery projects at home
- Seat webbing
- Tying and lashing hourglass springs
- Forming a seat pad using loose fibres and bridle ties
- Selecting and layering natural and environmentally friendly fillings
- Shaping a seat with calico and tension
- Cuts and folds for fitting a top fabric around legs
- If you choose to upholster the chair back:
- Surface buttoning
- Closing an upholstered chair back
18 teaching hours (4 days or 8 evenings) for the sprung seat. If you choose to upholster the back, additional classes can be booked as required.
2 – Suitable for those who have some upholstery experience.
COURSE TIME OPTIONS:
Tuesday evening classes 6.20pm – 8.35pm
Tuesday daytime classes 10.00am – 3.00pm
All classes must be taken consecutively
HOW TO BOOK IN:
You can book in through this course page using the drop down menus above to select a start date.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE:
Tutoring and tool use only.
You will need to bring your own chair frame. This can be either a chair you already own and would like to re-upholster (please send us photos before booking so that we can check it is suitable for the techniques taught on this course) or this frame from Ikea https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/ekedalen-chair-oak-ramna-olive-green-s29318201/
Please also pay for your materials (£40.00) separately here before you start your course: Pay for course materials
If you decide to upholster the chair back, an additional materials charge will be payable.
HOW OUR CLASSES WORK:
All of our weekly upholstery classes have a maximum student : tutor ratio of 6 : 1 and are mixed level, which means you will likely be in a group of people working on different projects.
Tuition is given on an individual basis at each student’s bench to ensure a fully COVID-secure working and learning environment.
When you are approaching the end of your Level 2 course, you will be given the option to keep your class space for level 2/3 re-upholstery projects.