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Upholstery workshop at Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is at the Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre, with easy access from Edinburgh and the bypass.

Our workshops are for beginners looking for a one day taster course or those committed to a larger project. All skills levels welcome to our small classes that are in easy reach of Edinburgh.

This “mix and match” way of running a workshop gives provides a chance to see the wide variety of chairs that are brought along for rejuvenation. We really believe that you can learn from each other and not just from the tutors. You will learn traditional skills working to professional standards.

Find out if upholstery works for you. Bring a piece of furniture, your fabric and any final trimming, such as braid or nailstrip. We provide all the tools. The materials like webbing, felt, calico and nails are provided for a small additional charge.

A footstool, dining chair with drop in seat or piano stool works for a one day course. Before you come, strip off all the old materials and make sure 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!

If you have a bigger project in mind – perhaps four days – just choose the dates that suit you best. Beginners as well as those who have already done some upholstery will be very welcome. You might already have basic tools, have chosen your fabric and have a supply of everything else you need. In addition, specialist tools such as staplers, needles and button making equipment will be available to use, as well as a sewing machine.

Some additional materials will be available for purchase during the course.

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

Please bring a picnic lunch, and we provide tea, coffee and cake.

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.

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January 19, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kate Moulin
07747 161428


Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre
Haddington Road
Musselburgh,East LothianEH21 8JJUnited Kingdom
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