Learn the basic techniques and methods of upholstery through practical sessions in our fully equipped workshop. This course will show you the techniques required to complete your chosen project. You will be supported by an industry professional to develop a range of skills working on your own item of small scale furniture such as dining chairs, nursing chairs and footstools (If it won’t fit on the car seat next to you, it’s too big). As part of the process, you will be shown basic techniques of frame repair and restoration.
What topics are covered?
Traditional techniques will include: webbing, respringing, working with tradtional fibres including coir, hessian, cotton felt; using curved needles and traditional stitchwork. Modern/contemporary furniture: how to work with foam to create shapes; finishing in top fabrics.
Who is the course aimed at?
Suitable for beginners and those with experience
How will I learn?
Tutor demonstrations, hands on practice and individual guidance from tutor.
Are there any additional costs?
Your fabric of choice to cover furniture. All tools and basic materials are provided.
Which department is this course in?Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise
Where will I need to go on my first day?On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring your own item of small scale furniture such as dining chairs, nursing chairs and footstools (If it won’t fit on the car seat next to you, it’s too big).
What else do I need to know?To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.
The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.
Where can I find out more information?If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email email@example.com.
How do I enrol?You can enrol on this course:
Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses
Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.