Spring and summer upholstery course dates

More upholstery courses for spring and summer

Following the success of my January and February courses.  I have added some more dates at the Old Granda Studios. Hurray!

My workshops will teach students the foundations of upholstery, while I hope to expand on classes to offer skills in chair making and paint techniques too.

Choose from one of three courses; One day cushion course, the cube footstool, and the ottoman, a large footstool that can also double as a coffee table. Both courses teach students the basics in modern upholstery, with some traditional techniques too, learn paint techniques using Reloved vintage paints and learn to make buttons.

On the day students were introduced to an array of tools, materials and equipment, including the Brother Innov-is F420** sewing machine. Easy to use even for the beginner but these machines are just that bit more robust to deal with heavier, upholstery fabric.

Courses are capped at four people. to maximise tuition time. Reloved workshop students will also be offered discounts on all fabric ranges including Flock StudioKirkby Design and St. Judes.

Email me: hello@relovedupholstery.co.uk to book your place.

Spring courses

The Cube, two day workshop

The fully upholstered Cube course teaches students traditional upholstery skills.  Learn how to hand stitch the piping using traditional slip stitching techniques. Choose number of buttons and learn how to make them. Paint the feet using Reloved vintage paints.
  • Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April 2018, 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018, 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June 2018, 10am – 4pm
Price: £185.00*

The Ottoman, two day workshop

The ottoman, a large footstool can also double up as a coffee table.  Firstly, students on the course will learn traditional upholstery skills, including slip stitching and making the buttons. Secondly, you will learn paint techniques tricks and tips, using Reloved vintage paints.

  • Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2018, 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May 2018, 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July 2018, 10am – 5pm
Price: £295.00*

One-day cushion masterclass

Make your own scatter cushion in the surroundings of the inspiring old Granada studios building. Course includes all fabric and materials. Most importantly, students learn how to sew the cushion with me, make your own zip and choose a feather filled or fibre insert.

  • Saturday 28 April 2018, 11am-3pm
  • Saturday 19 May, 11am-3pm
  • Saturday 9 June, 11am-3pm

Price: £75.00

*1m of fabric required for The Cube and 1.5m for the Ottoman. Discount for students is available on all fabric in our range.
**I got mine from Bamber Sewing Machine Centre in Greater Manchester.
Teaching - Manchester Upholstery School, Simion Hawtin-Smith
Teaching - Manchester Upholstery School, Simion Hawtin-Smith
Teaching - Manchester Upholstery School, Simion Hawtin-Smith
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One day cushion course
Ottoman footstool
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