Upholstered Furniture for Beginners – Level 1

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THE STORAGE FOOTSTOOL

Make a solid hardwood stool frame using hand tools and upholster a lift-up deep-buttoned lid using eco-friendly materials.

At the end of the course you will have a storage footstool to take home and a strong foundation of woodwork and upholstery skills which you can then build on in our Upholstered Furniture for Beginners Level 2 classes

LEARN ABOUT:

  • Using woodwork and upholstery hand tools
  • Precision marking and cutting of wood
  • Assembling a wood frame and fixings
  • Mitre and dowel joints
  • Applying a wood finish
  • Upholstery foams, natural fillings and sundries
  • Eco-friendly upholstery materials and wood finishing
  • Shaping a seat pad with fabric and tacking
  • Upholstery cuts and folds
  • Deep buttoning techniques

COURSE LENGTH:

Approximately 22.5 teaching hours (5 days or 10 evenings) – the pace at which you work is set by you.

SKILL LEVEL:

1 – Suitable for those with no previous woodwork or upholstery experience

COURSE TIME OPTIONS:

Tuesday evening classes 6.20pm – 8.35pm

Friday daytime classes 10.00am – 3.00pm

HOW TO BOOK IN:

We operate individual waiting lists for places in these classes. Please email hello@themakershedbristol.co.uk to be added to one or more waiting lists. We will contact you when you get to the top of a list and we can offer you a start date for your course. Please also provide a phone number as sometimes spaces become available at short notice.

When you accept a start date, we will send you a payment agreement using the WorldPay FuturePay facility. This will enable us to take payment from a card for 2 classes every 2 weeks in advance. There is no obligation to complete the course but we do require 2 weeks notice if you wish to leave the class.

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE:

Tutoring and tool use only – please pay for your materials (£100.00) separately here before you start you course: Pay for course materials

You will also need to bring in a minimum of 1400 x 800mm of upholstery fabric approximately half way through the course. We can advise you about purchasing this when you start classes.

HOW OUR CLASSES WORK:

All of our classes have a student:tutor ratio of 6:1. Most are mixed level and some are mixed discipline, which means you will likely be in a group of people all doing 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 1 course, you will be given the option to keep your class space in order to take further courses.