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Upcycle A Chair – Upholstery & Fabric Printing

April 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

£65 – £85
Upcycle A Chair Workshop

Come join us and learn how to upcycle a chair. Upholster the chair by re-covering the drop seat pad and learn how to paint fabric and apply stencils.

The painted and waxed textile has a lovely soft leather like texture that’s very durable. Once you’ve learned the technique you’ll be able to apply it to other pieces. It’s a great way to revive upholstered furniture without having going to the lengths of reupholstering!

All tools and materials will be provided, we hold a small supply of upholstery material. You’re also welcome to bring along your own choice of upholstery fabric, to use on your chair, if you have a special colour or fabric design that you’d prefer to use.

Relax and let your creativity flow whilst you learn new skills and customise your chair. During the upcycle a chair workshop, we will guide you through:

  • designing your upcycled chair
  • preparing the chair
  • how to cover a drop seat pad
  • how to paint and stencil on fabric
  • how to protect your furniture with wax, varnish or a colour wash

Please note: we won’t have time to paint the chair during the workshop but we can show a few other finishing techniques. If you wish to paint the chair we recommend that you attend the Furniture Painting Workshop the day before.

Furniture upcycling gives you the creative freedom to custom design your own furniture and home. Following the workshop, you’ll be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently upcycle many types of chairs.

You’re welcome to either bring along or pre-order chair to work on and take home. It’s an additional £20 to pre-order a chair. Light refreshments will be provided. We also offer a 10% discount on furniture painting kits, tools and materials purchased during workshops.

Please note the workshop will be held on the first floor of the building which is accessed by a set of stairs or stair lift (for disabled access). There is free on-street parking outside this venue but it can be busy.  The area is well serviced by local buses.

Spaces are limited and advance booking is essential to secure your place, bookings can be made via PayPal account or card payment. Tickets are £65. Scroll down to book your place.

Come join us and learn how to upcycle! 

Did you know?

  • We can prepare and email a personalised pdf gift invite for any type of occasion, simply include the type of occasion and name you’d like added to the invite, in the comments section when booking.
  • Private workshops parties can also be organised for groups of 5 or more people. Please contact us or call on 07808 161 328 if you would like to find out more.

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April 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
£65 – £85
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Upcycled World
Studio 6.17, St Margarets House, 151 London Road
Edinburgh, EH7 6AE United Kingdom
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Upcycled World
0131 281 7966