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Taster Session – Try upholstery!

May 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Taster days are about finding out if upholstery works for you. Just bring a piece of furniture with all the old materials removed and the fabric you have chosen for reupholstery. The cost covers tuition and use of tools. We run an “honesty jar” for additional materials cost ( webbing, felt, calico and tacks) and this is usually about £5.
A footstool, dining chair with drop in seat or piano stool can be completed on a one day course. Before you come, strip off all the old materials – so you have more time to learn about upholstery and finish off your project.
It is also important that there are no wobbly joints – they need at least 24 hours to “set” once they have been re-glued and this never works well once the new fabric is in place. It is easiest to work with frames made of “proper” wood because mdf or veneered wood can be tricky.
Look at the gallery on our website and our Facebook page to get an idea of work previous students have achieved.
Alongside those coming for a taster session will be those committed to a four day course. We hope this “mix and match” way of running courses gives beginners a chance to see and be inspired by the wide variety of chairs brought along for rejuvenation. We really believe you can learn as much from each other as from the tutors.
Any questions? Email upholsterachair@gmail.com or phone 07747 161428


May 23, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kate Moulin
07747 161428


Glencorse Community Centre
4 Firth Road
Edinburgh,MidlothianEH26 0QZUnited Kingdom
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