2 and 3 day courses
- 2 and 3 Day Courses
2 or 3 short days (6 hours) in upholstery, soft furnishings (curtains, blinds, cushions etc) or loose covers. If you only wish to attend for 2 days you can select any two of the three days but they must be chosen at the time of booking. Bring any small project you like - cushions, simple roman blinds, small upholstery projects, very simple loose covers, small curtains etc. If you are unsure of the suitability of what you wish to make, please ring and we can discuss - this is preferable to a long winded email!
These 6 hour days - 10am to 4pm - run from Friday to Sunday, or Tuesday to Thursday. Refreshments are provided but you will need to bring your own lunch along with you. If you do not live locally we can recommend places in Matlock to stay.
No accommodation. Click here for more information. (3 students on this course)
Price 2 days - £240 (£230 if you have been before) + materials (lunch not included)
price 3 days- £360 (£345 if you have been before) + materials (lunch not included)
- Dates 2024: 20 - 22 February (Mid-week), 2 - 4 April (mid-week)
There are lots of wonderful designs of cushions and they make very good projects for practicing sewing techniques eg. zips, button holes, piping, calculating for contrasting panels to name just a few.
Bring along with you a selection of fabrics that you can make up into more than one style of cushion and one or two cushion pads, if you have them. You are most welcome to bring along your own sewing machine
Curtains and other Window Dressings
It is possible to make a small pair of lined curtains. If we can we will look at pattern matching, calculating fabric quantities, different types of headings, hand and machine sewing techniques. It is a good idea to bring your own sewing machine. Other projects could include a small pelmet, valance, bedspread etc. Bring enough fabric for your project and do ring if you would like Angie to calculate the fabric quantities or you a unsure whether your project is suitable.
We will look at both traditional and modern upholstery techniques and their uses. Bring with you a small project, eg. drop in seat, small recovering projects, ottoman style box, headboard for bed, I suggest you ring when you book to check the suitability of your chosen project, or you can make up a "coffee table" style footstool from one of our frames, the cost of these are additional to the course fee. You will need sufficient fabric to cover your project, all other materials we stock and will charged for as you use them.