08. August 2020 - 9:30 till 13:30
1 Holbeach Avenue, Tempe, Sydney
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Footstool workshop - A practical introduction to upholstery | Saturday, 08. August 2020

Get your creative juices flowing and have some fun, whilst you create a beautiful and unique piece of furniture for your home.

It is also a COVID-19 aware event please see the precautions that will in place, listed below the workshop description.

This 4 hour workshop will give a wonderful taster into the traditional and practical craft of upholstery.

You will style and upholster your own unique footstool to take home. Just bring fabric of your choice (50x60cm) or shop from our Fabric Box Shop on the day.

Tickets $250 per person. All upholstery materials and the beautiful footstool frames are included and tools will be provided for use during the class. PLUS you can make your own custom buttons or choose from our large selection. Frames come in a variety of timbers to choose from on the day.

You will learn how to shape foam to create clean lines on your upholstered footstool top. You will learn how to use a button press and how to button your stool for a professional finish.

The footstool frames have been crafted by Steve Thomas of Creek Furniture, (Orange NSW) using traditional joinery methods. Steve is a lover & collector of timber, which he acquires through myriad of sources, including old shed and farmhouse demolitions. He delights in the provenance of his materials and often notates its’ origins inside the frames of the pieces that he makes.

The workshop will be taught by Fiona Edmeades of Reign of Chairs. Fiona studied traditional upholstery in London and ran an upholstery business for several years before moving to Australia in the late 90’s.

Fiona and Steve run upholstery and furniture restoration workshops across NSW under the name of We Us and Stuff.

please email email for bookings

All tools will be disinfected between classes

We will be working in a well aerated and very large space to allow for the recommended social distancing practices.

Groups are kept small (maximum 6 students, plus me = 7 people)

Latex gloves will be available for anyone who would like to use them

If by any chance I am feeling unwell before the class I will be in touch to reschedule and I ask that you do the same.