Starting March 2014:
We are delighted to be offering a selection of upholstery taster workshops at Tatton Park starting early next year. The workshops hope to offer a relaxed and informal environment to introduce you to the heritage craft of upholstery.
Set in the court yard workshops, with easy access to drop off and collect your piece, the setting is perfect for a day of upholstering.
There is a choice of weekday and weekend workshops, of between one and two days.
The workshops are designed for beginners, introducing students to the traditional skills and tools used in upholstery. Each student is provided with a tool pack to use on the day, and with limited numbers and two tutors you will receive plenty of individual tuition time.
The one day workshop are designed around the upholstery of a set choice of projects, for example drop-in dining room chairs, piano stools and ottoman lids. There will be a selection of projects, stripped down ready to upholster, to buy, if you do not have your own project - or why not bring your own piece, stripped down and ready to go. These projects offer a good introduction to upholstery and offer the best chance of completing your piece that day. All materials needed for the set projects is included in the price. You will need to bring your top fabric if you have a fabric you would especially like to use - or a selection of fabrics will be available to purchase on the day too. By way of refreshments lunch will provided at the Gardener's Cottage, Tatton's newest dining experience.
The two day workshop offers you a little more time to work on a slightly larger piece, and would suit those who have a project at home they would like to start. Maybe you have a small bedroom chair, or a nursing chair you would like to upholster? As with the day course, all tools and equipment is provided for use on the workshop. Materials and top fabric are not included on this workshop as your individual project will dictate what materials are needed. But all materials are available to purchase on the day, and a price list will be made available to all students. As with the day workshops, lunch is provided each day at the Gardner's Cottage.
If you would like more information then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Austin, upholsterer and tutor of Plush Upholstery