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Upholstery workshop at Melville Castle Hotel

April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Our workshops are designed for everyone:-

Beginners looking for a one day taster course to find out if upholstery is for them or those committed to a larger project and looking for more than a one day course. All skills levels welcome.

But this upholstery workshop is different – learning how to upholster in the historic and lovely setting of Melville Castle Hotel with a wonderful lunch provided. What a great present that would be – gift vouchers available!

If you would like to find out if upholstery works for you, join us for a one day “taster”. Just bring a piece of furniture with all the old materials removed and the fabric you have chosen for re-upholstery. We provide everything else so don’t worry about the tools you might need or other materials like webbing, felt, calico and nails. A footstool, dining chair with drop in seat or piano stool can be completed on a one day course. Just make sure that once the old materials are stripped off that there are no wobbly joints. Ideally, your frame should be made of “proper” wood because mdf and veneered wood can be difficult to work with and an easy project to start with is always a good idea!

Committing to more than one day means you have a bigger project in mind. Beginners and those who have already done some upholstery will be very welcome. You might already have basic tools, know what fabric you want to use and have a supply of everything else you need.

Some additional materials will be available for purchase during the course and for those bigger projects, specialist tools such as staplers, needles and button making equipment will be available to borrow.

Look at our website (upholsterachair.co.uk) and our Facebook page to get an idea of work previous students have achieved.

You are welcome to visit any course before you commit to one or more upholstery days and we are always available to provide advice and discuss what you would like to achieve.


April 29, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kate Moulin
07747 161428