DAY 3 - Design Direction & Slow Interiors

Sunday 14th August 2022

We roll out the red carpet and welcome the Queen of Upholstery , Wendy Shorter MBE. Awarded for her contribution to craft, Wendy is well known for her passion for upholstery, the trade and its governance by the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers.

Likened to an 'Open Day', if you are considering studying upholstery and gaining your qualification, you will be skipping out of here and signing up!

Traditional upholstery is fascinating in so many ways. 

 

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Talk - 10:15 am - 11: 15 am

Q&A - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Demo - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Networking - 4:00pm - 5: 00pm

Spend the day meeting the upholstery community, fellow students, AMU tutors and Directors of Training Centres.

Pick up tips and tricks, exchange stories and connect.

If you are an upholsterer working in isolation here's your chance to network with your fellow enthusiasts... many you may have listened to in Robbies podcast 'In-Stitches'.

This is your chance to explore starting up and what comes next!

 

Bristol Upholstery Collective EVENTS

EVENT DAY 5

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Talk: The Queens Fabric Collection

10:15am - 11:15am

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Speaker: Wendy Shorter MBE

After recently inheriting the Chapman Collection, Wendy Shorter MBE might as well be Royalty herself. Awarded an MBE after the new years honours list was announced in 2020, for her contribution to Craft Education, Wendy will be joining us to deliver a fascinating talk on some very special Fabrics. Wendy's knowledge exceeds most in the industry of upholstery and if you are currently studying for your Diploma she'll be giving away a lot of the answers for your research project!

Crowned Master of the Company of Worshipful Upholders, Training Director at AMUSF and Director of Wendy Shorter Interiors, pushing for a change in government laws regarding fire regs - the wealth of knowledge, drive and professionalism of Wendy's well-earned status makes her an unmissable guest at our event.

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Q&A: Up Up and Away!

11:30am - 12:30pm

Robbie Richardson, owner of Richardson & Page spent lockdowns recording an incredibly insightful podcast, 'In-Stitches', where he invited upholsterers to share their start-up story.

Since then Robbie and his team have launched 'STUFF STITCH' Magazine, packed full of interesting articles reflecting our practices world wide.

Robbie will be hosting our Q&A session, joined by members of the Guild & AMUSF,  for anyone interested in becoming an upholsterer.

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Gareth Reese

The British School Of Upholstered Furniture

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Gareth Reese is well known for his commitment to further education and delivering his series of lockdown lectures that were enjoyed by diploma students around the country looking to gain extra marks for their history of furniture research projects.

Representing the Guild of Master Upholsterers, Gareth and his team have developed the 'journeyman membership'  for those who have studied upholstery formally and wish to progress professionally. 

As Director and Tutor at The British School of Upholstered Furniture, Gareth certainly has all of the skills and in-depth knowledge.

Having interviewed Robbie Richardson recently we look forward to reuniting them at our Q&A.

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Gareth Rees

11:30am - 12:30pm

The British School Of Upholstered Furniture

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Gareth Rees is well known for his commitment to further education and delivering his series of lockdown lectures that were enjoyed by diploma students around the country looking to gain extra marks for their history of furniture research projects.

Representing the Guild of Master Upholsterers, Gareth and his team have developed the 'journeyman membership'  for those who have studied upholstery formally and wish to progress professionally. 

As Director and Tutor at The British School of Upholstered Furniture, Gareth certainly has all of the skills and in-depth knowledge.

Having interviewed Robbie Richardson recently we look forward to reuniting them at our Q&A discussing upholstery, bench time and the endless possibilities.

Demonstrations & Open Day

More guests & features TBC

Live Demo's from Armand Verdier &  Bristol upholstery Collective Teach Team

The Guild Of Traditional Upholsterers will be ready to answer any of your questions and sign up new members.

Student networking and skill-sharing opportunities.

What are your questions about Upholstery Training?

More day events, talks, and Demos TBA...!