Huntlands Farm

TWO DAY UPHOLSTERY COURSE

AN IDEAL WEEKEND COURSE FOR A SPECIFIC PROJECT

TWO DAY UPHOLSTERY COURSE

AN IDEAL WEEKEND COURSE FOR A SPECIFIC PROJECT

Enjoy this two-day weekend course reupholstering a favourite dining chair or stool with a drop-in or stuff over seat, with supervision and guidance from Lucy.

About the course

The techniques taught include:

  • Traditional or modern upholstery – the basic skills and appropriate techniques used to upholster a piece of furniture.
  • Simple repairs – making good the frame (filling in holes, gluing joints).
  • Handling fabrics and materials correctly during cutting, stitching and fixing. This includes use of webbing, hessian, animal hair/coir fibre and wadding.
  • Handling tools correctly, including hammers, tack-lifters and ripping chisels.
  • Health & Safety guidelines

Please check the suitability of your chosen project when booking.  You will need to bring sufficient fabric to cover your item of furniture.

Cost

£200 – This includes all upholstery tuition for the 2 day course and a home-made lunch daily.  Tea, coffee and juice with home-made biscuits and cake are offered throughout the day!

The above cost does not include materials: these are charged separately at the end of the course. 

We keep all materials needed in stock except the main fabric which we ask you to bring with you. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring all your own materials.

Gift vouchers are available – please email lucy@huntlandsfarm.co.uk

Accommodation

This is not included in the cost of the course but we offer a reduced rate of £70 per night for upholstery students with an extra £20 per night if your partner wishes to join you.

Time

Tuition begins at 10am each day and continues until 5pm with an hour’s break for lunch.

Number on course

Numbers are limited to a maximum of five to ensure high quality tuition and your enjoyment

What you should bring with you

  • Your piece of furniture: I can help with minor repairs but, if major repairs are needed, please get help from a professional furniture restorer before the course. If you need help finding a suitable piece of furniture, please ask for help when booking.
  • Top cover upholstery fabric – if you have difficulty finding upholstery fabric, I have an old trunk full of remnant fabric you can rummage through. Alternatively, let me know your choice of fabric at least a week before your arrival so I can ensure the fabric is ordered and delivered in time by our suppliers.
  • Any tools you already own (magnetic or pin hammer, pincers, pliers, tack lifter, ripping chisel) although tools will be provided for your use.
  • Apron or overalls
  • Dust sheet or old bedcover
  • Large pair of sharp scissors
  • Camera to record the stages of your work
  • Notebook and pencil
  • An old leather glove to protect your hand when stitching

To book

Contact Lucy by email lucy@huntlandsfarm.co.uk or mobile 0782 828 6360

A deposit equal to one day’s tuition is required to guarantee your booking. The full balance is due four weeks before arrival. 

If you are unable to attend, your deposit will be only refunded if you cancel more than 14 days before arrival.   Refunds will not be given if you do not attend the event booked or if you reduce the time you have booked either within 14 days before the event start date or after arrival. 

Pamper yourself!

Why not enjoy a head or body massage, reflexology or aromatherapy session during your stay with us?  Julia Haywood from Pure Thyme is happy to visit: contact her directly on 07964 176747 or email: info@purethyme.co.uk

2024 DATES

January 20th & 21st – fully booked
January 27th & 28th – 2 remaining spaces

February 10th & 11th – 2 remaining spaces
February 17th & 18th – 2 spaces remaining

March 16th & 17th – 4 spaces remaining
March 23rd & 24th – 5 remaining spaces

April 6th & 7th – fully booked
April 27th & 28th – 5 remaining spaces

June 1st & 2nd – fully booked
June 29th & 30th – 5 remaining spaces

July 6th & 7th – 5 remaining spaces
July 13th & 14th – 5 remaining spaces

August 10th & 11th – 5 remaining spaces
August 17th & 18th – 5 remaining spaces

September 14th & 15th – fully booked
September 21st & 22nd – 5 remaining spaces

October 5th & 6th – 5 remaining spaces
October 26th & 17th – 5 remaining spaces

All 2023 dates are fully booked.
November 4th & 5th – fully booked
November 18th & 19th – fully booked

Student work examples