Part time

Traditional Upholstery

Course Summary

This course is for anyone with an interest in crafts, particularly those keen to bring old pieces of furniture back to life. This a Traditional skills class giving you the information and tutoring to enable students to restore a small piece of furniture.

 

Progression

Progression onto:

Any other Art and Design course

 

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge required, just a desire to learn a new skill or to update an existing skill.

 

Course content

Learning how to strip and restore upholstered furniture giving it a new lease of life.

Students will learn about various tools and materials used in traditional upholstery.

You will learn how to strip down a small piece of furniture and then rebuild it using traditional techniques, tools and materials.

 

This course will run through the October half term week.            

You will need:-

  • 1 small, OLD piece of furniture – e.g. a drop in seat chair (dining chair size), a foot stool, dressing table stool or any other small piece of upholstered furniture. These can be purchased very cheaply from second hand shops, charity shops, and auctions, if you do not have project at home. Please make sure that you can carry your chosen piece of furniture as you will need to be able to carry it and transport it, to and from college every week.
  • Everyday items – tape measure, pins, dress making scissors, small hammer, tailors chalk (or blackboard chalk), G clamps, sand paper, and wire wool.
  • An old blanket or duvet cover is useful to protect your work.
  • A small bag or box to store your tools in and an apron with a pocket would be very handy, but not essential.
  • You will be advised of other requirements and tools needed, as the course progresses. It is suggested that you wait until at least a week before the course is due to start before making any significant purchase of materials.

It is suggested that you wait until at least a week before the course is due to start before making any significant purchase of materials.

 

Contact

For further information about this course please contact the course co-ordinator on elaine.colton@newcollege.ac.uk.

 

Further Information

Course Tutor                                           Erica Sawdon

  • Start Date: 23/10/2018
  • Day and Time: Tue
  • Time: 6:00-9:00pm
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Fee: £150
  • Course Code: LE6097
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