AMUSF Stage  1 - Craft Certificate

Course start Date: September 2020

TUESDAY - 1st September 2020 (10 Spaces Available)

WEDNESDAY - 2nd September 2020 (10 Spaces Available)

Time: 9:30am - 4pm

Duration: 36 weeks term time

Venue: Bristol Upholstery Collective

Tutor: Harriet Page - AMUSF Tutor & Creative Upholsterer

Course Director: Leigh-Anne Treadwell - BUC Creative Director

Awarding Body: Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers (AMUSF)

Governing Body: Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers.

 

Stage 1 - Craft Certificate (1 year)

Stage 2 - Intermediate Craft Skills (1 year)

Stage 3 - Diploma (Full Diploma achieved after 3 years study, achieving a pass at each stage)

Applications open 24th January 2020 

Stage 1 – Craft Certificate

 

Each Stage, runs 1 day a week over 36 weeks spread throughout the year, from September 2020 – July 2021.

The day starts at 9.30 and runs until 4pm with a half hour lunch break.

The projects are a mixture of exercise pieces (provided) and rebuilds of original upholstered furniture (sourced by the student).

The emphasis is on giving you the skills to create good quality upholstery – but not forgetting that ‘creative flair’ we are known for here at Bristol Upholstery Collective.

As an AMUSF approved training centre, with the freedom to inspire your wildest creative side and personal style, we’ll be sharing our passion for truly creative upholstery and our unique approach to furniture industry. 

The AMUSF upholstery qualification will be progressive, leading to a Diploma.

A Pass will be required at each stage before a student can progress to the next stage.

Stage 1 – Craft Certificate (1 year)


Stage 2 – Intermediate Craft Skills (1 year)

 

Stage 3 – Diploma (1 year)

What Our Students Say...

"Really enlightening. It's more serious than I initially thought it would be, but as a result I feel capable and confident in my work."

"Really rewarding, learnt so many new skills and met some lovely people."

"Coffee, cakes, chat, laughter and a huge learning curve - perfect!"

"Enjoyable & relaxing - but full on!"

"Overall, loved the experience. I've found the environment really supportive and encouraging whilst learning so many new skills. Always able to ask further questions and encouraged to be creative.

It's hugely improved my self confidence enabling me to push myself at my own pace."

"Fast paced, diverse, exciting, interesting, creative, supported, fun, engaging.

Stage 1 has been a fantastic introduction to upholstery. It's hard work but the support thought has been exemplary and the end results outstanding."

"Really enlightening! It's more serious that I initially thought it would be but as a result I feel capable & more confident in my work!"

"A very steep learning curve but with lots of help & support. Seeing the completion of the projects makes all the hard work worth it."

"A whirlwind of technique & process! Excellent contextual & historical referencing throughout by a very skilled & knowledgeable tutor."

"Overall I loved my experience here. I found the environment to be really supportive & encouraging. It's hugely improved my self confidence, enabling me to push myself at my own pace. I will miss my Fridays' at BUC enormously!"

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Stage 1 Syllabus 2020 - 2021

Project One

Drop in seat – Modern & Traditional Upholstery Techniques. (Exercise - materials inc.)

Project Two

Stitch and Stuff over – exercise practice piece (Exercise - materials inc.)

Project Three - Assessed project

A traditionally upholstered sprung dining chair (Sourced & funded by student)

Project Four

Modern buttoning exercise (Exercise - materials inc.)

Project Five

Sprung Arm exercise (Exercise - materials inc.)

Project six
Bolster end with Piping 
(Exercise - materials inc.)

Project Seven

Making a piped box cushion (on going throughout the year)

Project eight - Assessed project

Upholstered and Lined Box with decorative detail and deep buttoned lid (Sourced & funded by student)

The perfect project to unleash your personal creative style and demonstrate various techniques practiced prior to this project. This is the finale ‘Show Stopper’ piece, where you’ll be encouraged to incorporate a themed idea to ‘Wow’ the AMUSF verifiers.

Written Research Project
Title - “Fabric Characteristics, Identification & appropriate Usage”

Project portfolio and notes

This is an intensive training course where you will be learning a lot in a short space of time. To help you retain this knowledge so that you can build on it after (and during) the course we expect you to keep a project portfolio of photographs and notes that you make during the classes. We will guide you in ways to achieve this, but encourage you to make the most of this opportunity – so make sure you have a notebook and camera ready! The portfolio will provide evidence to help us assess your work during the Diploma. We suggest that you keep your portfolio up-to-date as you go, as it's a lot to present if saved to the last minute!

The year ends with a Celebratory Exhibition of student works.

Additional learning and benefits:

Business Start-up discussion
Fire Regulations for commercial & domestic upholstered products Fabric Design & Print
Portfolio Creation
End of Year Exhibition
Awards Night
Product Photography (images sell)
Student Online Chair Shop to sell your items if you so wish! 

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