This course is suitable as a follow on to our one year upholstery course or anyone with a Stage 1 AMUSF qualification.
During the 36 weeks, you will deepen your knowledge of everything you have learnt during your first year by adding new skills and completing two chairs of your own choosing (one modern & one traditional).
This course is a year long course taking place weekly starting Thursday 10th January.
We keep our classes small – maximum of 8 students to ensure you benefit from close personal attention during your course.
The course will focus on several useful set projects including the complete upholstery of a traditional armless sprung chair and a modern armchair using modern techniques.
The practical skills to learn include
Learners will have full access to our well equipped upholstery workshop and the majority of the teaching will be by practical experience on your own projects.
We have restoration facilities here so that chair frames can be restored and refinished as part of the course.
The variety of chairs that learners bring to the workshop form a foundation to learn more about 20th century furniture by exposing a rich variety of styles.
We encourage learners to extend their creativity as they work on their chosen chair. This helps to build confidence and independence in tackling upholstery commissions.We keep our classes small so that everyone can get lots of attention.
There will be set exercises to be completed and tutors will help learners evaluate their own work in private and group tutorials throughout the course.
Fundamental knowledge will be explained in interactive lectures in the workshop using practical examples where possible.
Tutors will encourage, support and arrange informal external visits to museum collections and professional businesses.
This course is suitable for those who have completed our one year upholstery course or anyone with a Stage 1 AMUSF qualification.
As much of the learning is transferred verbally, a good knowledge of English is required.
Learners will be encouraged to attain professional standards in their upholstery and soft furnishing projects, as well as acquiring a background knowledge in a broad range of basic techniques. Final projects can be used to show a high standard if a learner has a desire to continue to onto an accredited higher level.
Students will be encouraged to work independently as they would have to in industry.
In addition to our the core upholstery course, learners have the opportunity to round-off their knowledge by attending our other related workshops at a substantial discount.
These workshops run regularly, in the evenings and at weekends, and can be taken at any time during your upholstery course.
These complementary workshops will improve your skill levels and abilities in curtain making, hand caning, restoration and basic woodwork, providing you with a very comprehensive grounding in all levels of upholstery and furniture restoration.
Sally Mollett is an experienced upholsterer who runs her own upholstery business in London
This is inclusive of all set exercise materials. We supply the frames for the exercises that you will not keep.
Payment is due via the following methods:
Our class sizes are small. Maximum 8 per course.
We encourage you to secure your place as soon as possible.
All basic materials for the projects are included in the cost of the course. Additional materials used on learner’s own chairs will be charged at nominal prices. Legs for the projects can be purchased at cost price.
The course takes places weekly each Thursday 10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm. Term dates (2018-2019) for the course are:
January 10,17,24,31 – February 7,14 (Half term Feb 21) February 28 – March 7,14,21,28 -April 4. (Easter Holidays)
April 25 -May 2,9,16,23 (Half term May 30) June 6,13,20,27 – July 4,11,18.
September 12,19,26- October 3,10,17,31 (Half term Oct 24) November 7,14,21,28 – December 5.
For those wishing to take an accreditied course, please consult www.upholsterers.co.uk for a full list of training centres.Register for this event