NEW! by Hare in the Chair TBC 2018

Thursday evenings 6:30pm - 9:30pm

D.I.Y home fabric printing & upholstery course - creative home improvement techniques taught by Harriet Page

Print & Stuff - TBC email your interest!

  • Design and Make a Traditionally Upholstered drop in seat for a dining chair with your own hand printed fabric!

    This is a great introduction for anyone who who like to gain the skills to revamp their own dining chairs at home using Traditional methods using your very own hand printed fabric.

    What you will learn:

    • How to strip and prepare a drop in seat ready for re-upholstery
    • The basics of traditional upholstery using natural materials and fillings
    • Methods to come up with your own design ideas
    • How to screen print fabric using the stencil method

    You will be able to recreate everything we cover in your own home after the course.

    There will also be the opportunity for you paint your chair using our stock of Annie Sloan Paints.

    What is included? Well pretty much everything...

    • A dining chair with drop in seat
    • Use of our specialist tools
    • All the materials needed to stuff the dining chair
    • Equipment and materials needed to make stencil and print fabric
    • Drinks, snacks and treats to keep you going

    What do you need to bring:

    • Any ideas you have for your print design (although don't worry if you have none at this stage)
    • Lunch

    Who will you be taught by?

    Harriet Page is an awarding winning AMUSF trained upholsterer with background in Teaching Textiles.

    Venue: Bristol Upholstery Collective

    Dates: 22nd-23rd May 2016

    Cost: £180

  • All courses require time and incur costs prior to its duration, in creating a wonderfully enjoyable learning experience for the participant, as a beginner/improver student, to gain maximum value for money and achieve advanced skill upholstery.

    Due to the nature of preparation involved, there can be no refund offered to the student if they can not attend the specific course once booked. Only if the tutor cancels the course for any unseen circumstances will a full refund be given within 30 days of the course cancellation.

    Please note that the tutor can accept no responsibility for injuries taking place over the weekend. There is a small risk of non life- threatening injury, plasters are provided but will have to be administered by the student himself or herself to adhere to health & safety regulations. Small cuts and pinpricks to the skin are occasionally expected.

    A health & safety talk will be given at the start of the course advising action and care to be taken at all times.

    Please ensure proper use of all tools during the workshop to ensure student safety and quality continuation of the tools owned by upholsterycoursessouthwest and fellow students.

    Please be considerate towards other students within the space and take care to work at a safe distance.

    Upholstery can be a physically demanding and strenuous activity. Students are responsible for communicating their needs and helping themselves to remain comfortable and free from risk of injury at all costs. A positive attitude is of upmost importance to ensure an enjoyable experience for all. Please be kind to yourself during challenging moments and remember you are learning an age-old process and are achieving advanced traditional upholstery skills to be proud of and practiced.

    Many Thanks for your co- operation and understanding.

    Leigh-Anne Treadwell