Come join us and learn basic upholstery as well as how to paint, decorate and protect your fabric!
You will learn how to cover a drop-seat pad and then use paint and stencils to design your own fabric. The painted and waxed textile has a lovely soft leather like texture that’s very durable.
Once you’ve learned the techniques you’ll be able to apply it to other pieces. Painting fabric is a great way to revive upholstered furniture without having going to the lengths of re-upholstering!
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.
Please note: we won’t have time to paint the chair during this workshop, if you wish to paint the chair we recommend that you attend the Furniture Painting Workshop on the Saturday.
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. A light snack, usually a tasty homemade soup or fresh salad will be provided. There is free parking onsite and bus stops right outside the building.
Tickets are £65.
We offer a 10% discount on furniture painting kits, tools and materials purchased during workshops. Advance booking is essential to secure your place, bookings can be made via PayPal account or card payment.