Date: 8th & 9th December 2018

Venue: Bristol Upholstery Collective , 186 Wells Road BS42AL

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Level: Beginner/Improver/Advanced

Project: Chair Weekend Workshop

Tutor: Leigh-Anne Treadwell - BUC Creative Director



Course fee includes tool hire and student discount upholstery materials.


Accomodation available - £30 per night per person - Please contact Leigh-Anne

Weekend Chair Project 8th & 9th December 2018

  • The Chair Weekend Workshop is a fantastic opportunity to complete that project you've been 'meaning to get round to doing for ages'!

    The course is structured around the needs of you and your project. YOu will benefit from class demonstrations and one-to-one tuition working closely with Leigh-Anne.

    By the end of the weekend you will be able to:

    • Carefully strip off the necessary upholstery layers ready to begin work.
    • Repair any damage to the seat, and rebuild from scratch using traditional tools, materials and techniques
    • Apply an upholstery fabric of your choice, achieving all the upholstery tricks of cuts, corners and folds.
    • Complete your item of furniture, using hand stitching techniques and decorative trim.

    The perfect project's to complete during a traditional upholstery Chair Weekend Workshop are:

    Small Projects - Piano/Foot Stool/Drop-in/Over Stuffed Chair (x2)

    Medium Projects - Nursing/Sprung Chair (x1 Strip and rebuild / x2 reupholster)

    Large Projects - Winged/ Small Arm Chair (x1 recover only)

    Please ensure your chair has a structurally sound frame before bringing it to class.

    Please send a photo of your poor old project to...

    Leigh-Anne will then prepare all the necessary tools and materials to meet your projects needs.

    Happy transforming!

  • 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.

    If you miss any classes, we cannot offer 'catch up' sessions due to the number of students enrolled and the complications of our teachers' schedules. If you need more time to complete a project, you will need to re-book another course or get in touch with us about suitable evening or weekend courses that may be available and that would suit your needs.

    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