Traditional Upholstery For Beginners

Creative Learning |
18th September 2018

Tutor Rachel Cabble | Fee £130 | 10 weeks

Give that threadbare chair a bit of TLC! This 10-week course will cover reupholstering a small drop-in seat or stool following the basics traditional upholstery methods including the correct use of tools and fabric, plus skills such as traditional webbing, stuffing and stitching techniques.

The course is aimed at a beginner or someone who would like to learn traditional upholstery skills.

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught? During the course you will learn:

  • The basic principles of traditional upholstery depending on what furniture you work on; webbing, stuffing, re-covering.
  • You will learn about upholstery tools and sundries.
  • Measuring up and cutting out of fabric

Your tutor will discuss the course content with the class and may make some adjustments to the syllabus based on the needs of the group. She will also try to accommodate individual requirements where possible.
Please note that the project you choose to do will need to be small and achievable within the timeframe of the course. If unsure, please contact the tutor via the Brewery Arts Centre.

Please note the course will take place at the workshop at Right2work, Unit 1, Mintsfeet Industrial estate, Mintsfeet Road, Kendal LA9 6DE

What do I need to bring with me?
The Course includes the use of all the upholstery tools required to reupholster your chair.

You will also need to bring a drop-in, pin stuffed seat or small stool and top fabric.

If you do not have a chair or fabric, the tutor can supply them for you at additional fee.

Tea and coffee are provided.

Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.

Are there any additional costs?
The course fee includes the cost of the starter kit of material. Additional materials can also be purchased directly from the tutor during the course.

About the tutor
Rachel Cabble runs a successful upholstery business – Killington Upholstery and Textiles Services (KUTS). Rachel is passionate about all things furniture and she is also co-owner of Cable and Blake ‘Fabrics of the Lakes’ which design create and sell woollen fabrics and accessories, that have been inspired by the surrounding Lakeland landscape.

Please note there is no class during the following weeks:
Half term week commencing 22 October
Week commencing 12 November due to Kendal Mountain Festival

If you have a query or are unsure whether the course is right for you please get in touch with the Creative Learning Team who will be happy to contact the tutor on your behalf.


18th September 2018

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