Learn basic upholstery skills whilst making a stool to take home. Learn how to attach webbing, shape a pad, tension and cut fabric and use hand tools such as webbing stretchers and tack hammers. Suitable for beginners.
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Course Dates 2018 – 2019
Tuesdays 10am to 3pm Jenny Smith or Fern Busutill
These courses take place at the St Paul’s Learning and Family Centre
- 2 sessions from 4 September £90 /£70 C93D
- 2 sessions from 30 April £90 /£70 C93E
Tuesdays 6.20pm to 8.35pm Jenny Smith or Fern Busutill
This course takes place at the St Paul’s Learning and Family Centre
- 4 sessions from 8 January £90 /£70 C93F
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2019 – 20 from Summer 2019
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Tutor: Jenny Smith or Fern Busutill
I am a woodworker and maker who enjoys creating, fixing, salvaging and reusing all kinds of useful and decorative things.
I have a background in working with young people and people with support needs, and have run many creative and practical workshops for both children and adults. I am interested in how working with your hands and the imaginative process of transforming materials can be personally empowering and benefit overall wellbeing. I teach beginners Woodwork and Upholstery, which offer a grounding in basic skills for traditional furniture making techniques, focusing on the use of hand tools.
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