Fees: Standard £ 164 Conc £66 Full £278 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only
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This 4 day intensive course gives you a chance to experience a workshop environment and the opportunity to practice the skills learnt in previously. Working on your own chairs, you will have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions. Learn through peer observation by looking at the problems that occur on other student’s projects.
Students attending an upholstery class and wishing to finish or tackle a more complex project during the week. This course is intensive and not designed for beginners or those with little previous experience.
Having attended at least 1 course of upholstery courses or relevant upholstery experience.
Depending on your project you will be able to do some of the following: Apply Health and Safety procedures in an upholstery workshop (mandatory). Understand routine tool maintenance. Recognise the characteristics of upholstery fillings. Select suitable fabric for chair setting. Make an accurate cutting plan. Identify 2 suspension systems. Remove existing upholstery sympathetically. Assess a chair frame for damage. Write a chair frame restoration plan. Re – glue a chair frame. Select and attach webbing. Select 3 tacks/staples and specify their uses. Identify 3 hessian types and specify their uses. Use 2 upholstery construction stitches to produce an even edge roll. Place fabric correctly with regard to the pattern and run of pile. Identify 3 fabric embellishments. Use and set up a sewing machine safely. Sew fabric by hand keeping all stitches hidden. Evaluate project undertaken.
Practical workshop with demonstrations and instruction with one to one support.
Keeping folders up to date, with written notes. Providing material for projects.
Verbal feed back from tutor and group discussion. Record of progress sheet. Individual Learning Plan.
You will be able to make good progress which will support your work either in the next term long course you join or to make work independantly depending on your level of skill.
A piece of furniture to work on, Individual fabric and trimmings. Notepad and pen. Camera. Stout shoes.
Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.