Allow your design and creative skills to flourish and experience the delight of making something by hand. This 3 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. 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.
You will learn about cutting foam and how to shape it 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.
Get your creative juices flowing and have some fun, whilst you create a beautiful and unique piece of furniture for your home. Come with a friend or meet some new like minded people on the day.
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 Reign of Chairs Fabric Box Shop includes a variety of fabrics as well as some hand made pieces in patchwork. If you are a sewer you might want to design and make your own patchwork piece (50x60cm) prior to the class, to to use on your stool.
About Fiona Edmeades from Reign of Chairs
Fiona has had a life long intrigue toward the workings behind the objects that populate our everyday lives. This coupled with her creative bent, has led her to turn her maker’s hand to many diverse applications over the years.
Fiona gained her City and Guilds Certificate in traditional upholstery, at the London College of Furniture in 1991. In 2009 Fiona graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School and also works through the medium of Sculpture.
In her upholstery business: Reign of Chairs www.instagram.com/reignofchairs Fiona takes on commissioned upholstery work. However, one of her biggest passions it to be able to share the valuable and practical skill of upholstery with others and she teaches workshops and evening classes in both Sydney, and greater NSW.
- You will learn how to shape foam for a professional finish
- You will learn how to make your own buttons then use them to button your footstool
- You will take home a beautifully handcrafted timber footstool upholstered by YOU! :) You will have the skills to reupholster a drop-in style seat and the confidence to tackle a project of your own.
- Footstool frames, foam, dacron and calico to cover, up to 6 buttons, cambric cloth to finish the underside.
- Fabric of your choice or buy fabric from tutor's fabric box shop
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.