BRING A PROJECT
Bring your choice of re-upholstery project and work on it over a weekend under tutor guidance. If you have a piece of furniture at home that you’d like to re-upholster but aren’t able to commit to weekly classes then this is the course for you.
We will plan your weekend in advance with you to make sure that we have the materials you need for your project and advise you about what work you can do at home beforehand to get the most out of your weekend time with us.
- Re-upholstery : strip and re-build your upholstered furniture
- Eco friendly and natural upholstery materials
- Effective use of upholstery hand tools such as webbing stretchers
- Shaping using natural fillings, tacks, tension and fabric
- Upholstery cuts and folds
Please be aware that we do not allow the use of chemical varnish/lacquer removers in the workshop.
Any necessary frame repairs will also need to be carried out in advance of the weekend as this will hold up your upholstery work. Please contact the Makershed to make arrangements for this before you book.
1 Weekend – Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm and Sunday 10.30am – 3.30pm
1/2 – Most suitable for those who have some previous upholstery experience. Beginners are welcome, but please do get in touch before you book so that we can make sure that you have a project to work on that is suitable for your level.
HOW TO BOOK IN:
You can book in and pay the course fee through this website page using the drop down menus above.
Please send us a photo of your project so that we can start planning with you in plenty of time before your course.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE:
Basic sundries such as webbing and tacks, tutoring and tool use.
Off-the-roll upholstery materials and fillings such as hessian, coir fibres and wool felt are not included in the fee but can be sold to you in small quantities as required for your project (price list available on request). You are also welcome to buy and bring your own.
You will need to buy and bring your own top fabric, for which we can give you guidance.
HOW OUR CLASSES WORK:
Tuition is given on an individual basis at each student’s bench to ensure a fully COVID-secure working and learning environment.
We run waiting lists for cancellation spaces on all of our courses – to be added to a list please email email@example.com. Please consider including your telephone number, as spaces sometimes become available at short notice.