Develop your creative skills in a rural workshop setting with our 5 week & Full day courses.
The 5 week & all day courses are for beginners & intermediate levels, it is a leisure course, so there are no formal qualifications at the end of it.
The aim of all the courses is to enable complete beginners & intermediate stage students to develop their creative skills and to discover the basic & further principles of traditional & modern upholstery. Class sizes are maximum of 6 students.
During the course (this is not an comprehensive list) you will learn how to:
- use tools correctly & safely
- strip & prepare a frame for upholstery
- assemble the piece to fabric stage for either traditional or modern
- learn how to measure, match & cut fabric
For beginners for both courses you should bring along a small piece of upholstered work as your project. Eg: dining chair, drop-in seat or footstool. Inetrmediate students & larger pieces of furniture will need to be discussed beforehand.
Tools to start your project.
There are a few tools to borrow initially in class.
Materials, projects & fabrics are not supplied on the 5 week course.
If you wish to buy your own the folowing list is a guide for your basic kit.
- a magnetic upholstery hammer
- carpenters pincers
- Tack & staple lifter
- Wooden mallet
- Scissors (sharp fabric only scissors)
- notepad and/or camera to record your progress & to create a portfolio of work should you wish.
- Courses are payable in advance at least 14 working days before the course starts and the bookings are confirmed via email.
- More than one course may be booked.
The 5 consecutive week block costs £175.00 per student per block of 5.
More than one block at a time can be booked for larger or varied projects.
These are run on
TUESDAY MORNING COURSE 10.30-12.30
Dates with availability
23rd July to 20th August 2019 (FULL)
3rd September to 1st October 2019 (FULL)
8th October to 29th October 2019 (spaces)
5th November to 3rd December (spaces)
10th Dececember 2019 to 21st January 2020 (spaces)
28th february to 25th february 2020 (spaces)
3rd March to 31st March 2020 (spaces)
SATURDAY MORNING COURSE 10.30-12.30.
Dates with availabilty :
27th July to 24th August 2019 (FULL).
31st August to 28th September (FULL)
5th October to 2nd November (FULL)
9th November to 7th December (1 space)
4th January to 1st February 2020 (spaces)
8th February to 7th March 2020 (spaces)
Classes & dates are not transferable.
Please use the contact form for confirming spaces available or to book.
The full day runs from 10.00am till 4pm at a cost of £170.00 per student.
Students supply their own projects.
This includes materials to complete your project, tools to use in the class, lunch & refreshments for the day.
Excludes final fabric as this is a very personal choice.
Projects will be discussed beforehand as larger projects may not be suitable due to timing.
Courses are payable in advance and the bookings are confirmed via email.
More than one course may be booked at a time for larger projects or varied projects.
Days are not transferable
DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2019
Please use the contact page for booking & for dates available.
(updated 26th June 2019)
Sussex Upholstery ~ Berwick Court Farm ~ Alfriston Road ~ Alfriston ~ East Sussex ~ BN26 5QS
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