Traditional and Modern Upholstery Leisure Classes in Norwich

£55.00

Finch and Toad Traditional and Modern upholstery classes are held at two Cringleford, Norwich Community Centres. The classes are designed for complete beginners who wish to have a go at breathing new life into a tired piece of old furniture,  those who would like to learn a new challenging yet rewarding traditional craft or more the more experienced.  Upholstery like so many traditional skills takes years to become a master, but it is not beyond the capabilities of a keen novice with a foundation of the core techniques and skills to get you started.
Classes are taught by Lee. She is a Certified Upholsterer through the AMUSF, specialising in Traditional Upholstery.

£55.00 Location : Norfolk

Finch and Toad Traditional and Modern upholstery classes are held at two Cringleford, Norwich Community Centres. The classes are designed for complete beginners who wish to have a go at breathing new life into a tired piece of old furniture,  those who would like to learn a new challenging yet rewarding traditional craft or more the more experienced.  Upholstery like so many traditional skills takes years to become a master, but it is not beyond the capabilities of a keen novice with a foundation of the core techniques and skills to get you started. Classes are taught by Lee. She is a Certified Upholsterer through the AMUSF, specialising in Traditional Upholstery.

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Course Details :-
  • In-Person Course
  • September 09, 2022 - July 31, 2023
  • 6 hours

These workshops are suitable for beginners or experienced upholsterers and will run on a Friday at Saturday once or twice a month. During these classes, you will be able to bring along a small project of your own to work on. It could be a deep buttoned stool, sprung chair or a small armchair.   If you are a complete beginner, it would be advisable to start with a simple project such as a  drop-in seat, which will provide you with the upholstery basics and enable you to work through future projects more independently. Before commencing this course, it is important I  know what you intend to bring to work on. This will ensure that I have the appropriate resources and materials ordered in for you. I can also advise on how long the project should take you to complete, and the techniques involved in the make. What does the course involve? These courses are informal but very busy. You will receive step-by-step instructions on how to strip and rebuild your piece of furniture using the appropriate techniques for your individual project. What should I bring to the course? Bring along your chosen piece of furniture and enthusiasm. Sundries and materials, tools and equipment will be available for you to use during these workshops. Bring a packed lunch. Arrive anytime from 9:20  so that you have time to set up and have a tea/coffee before you start. Aprons will be available, but avoid wearing your best clothes as some processes can be a little messy. Wear shoes that cover your feet. You will need to supply your own Top Fabric. Are there any additional costs? All upholstery materials/fillings and sundries (other than tacks and staples) will be charged for by amount used.  Payment for these will be taken at the end of the course. What is included in the course cost? All tuition Use of all upholstery tools and safety equipment Refreshments tea, coffee, biscuits How to book Details can be found on the workshop classes page, along with start dates and a registration form and payment /booking details. If you have any enquiries, call 07979528045 or use the contact page. Please Note: These Fridays run with a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 7.  Payment should be made 3 weeks prior to course date.  If the course is not going to run because of insufficient numbers, you will be notified 2 weeks prior to the course and refunded in full.

What's included in the price

All tools are provided and refreshments available all day. Lunch is not provided. Classes run on Friday and Saturday. Block booking is not required. Contact Lee for available dates throughout the year or click on the website for more details. Parking is available at both venues

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