The first upholstery and painting masterclass was held this weekend, in conjunction with Zoe Rigby of Agapanthus Interiors and Sian Astley, property renovator, of Moregeous blog, at the Northen tennis club in Didsbury.
Eight lucky ladies were treated to an intensive workshop showcasing traditional upholstery skills, and furniture painting techniques with annie sloan chalk paints.
The sun shone, the coffee flowed, and the banter flowed even more. There were paint colours to choose, waxing techniques to consider, hammering to master, fabric to pick, upholstery techniques to apply ... all in one day.
Having arrived and been introduced to their projects for the day; a vintage dining chair; the students undertook a complete restoration of the chair including using paint techniques to change the colour and upholstery skills to reupholster the seat pad. With a short break for a wholesome lunch and homemade cake they worked hard to finish their projects. At the end of the day the students took their lovingly restored projects home to enjoy them further.
New skills were learnt, friends made, and some time taken for oneself most importantly!
It was a busy and informative day for all - we at Agapanthus, Plush and Moregeous thoroughly enjoyed the day and we cannot wait to plan the next one. Hp
Andrea Austin, upholsterer and tutor of Plush Upholstery