Paul Summers - Upholstery

Paul Summers - Upholstery

"This year I have continued the upholstery of a Parker-Knoll chair that I had started previously. I had done the work up to calico, and had fitted the top fabric to the inner back. Now it was the turn of the top fabric on the arms. Arguably the trickiest part as there are several folds, and pattern matching is critical to obtain a neat and symmetrical finish.

On my upholstery course this year I learned how to fold the fabric at the front and back of the arms, the correct method of trimming excess fabric at corners, I appreciated that packing is sometimes necessary to get a smooth finish to the fabric and that I must be more careful measuring the pieces needed!"

Introduction

You will learn how to use upholstery tools and equipment through a combination of one-to-one teaching and group demonstrations and discussions. You will choose a project to work on in class and develop your confidence to work independently.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Use the tools confidently and safely

  • Have knowledge of traditional and modern upholstery techniques

  • Share knowledge with your peers through regular group discussions.

Beginners will be advised on a suitable in-class project e.g. a stool or dining chair. Returning students will be encouraged to work on more challenging projects.

Materials

There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

Assessment

You will complete an individual learning plan and provide self-assessment throughout the course. Photos and displays of your completed work will also be used.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements. The tutor will discuss previous knowledge with you to help you choose a suitable upholstery project.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.


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Start DateStudy ModeCampus
  • 24 Apr 2019 Part timeMerton
    Where and when
    Location:
    Merton
    Times:
    09:30-12:00
    Duration:
    10 Weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part time
    Days:
    Wednesday
    Start:
    24/04/2019
    End:
    03/07/2019
    Code:
    MACX090ML/1819
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 165
    International students: ?
    £ 225
    Materials fees: ?
    £ 30
  • 24 Apr 2019 Part timeMerton
    Where and when
    Location:
    Merton
    Times:
    13:00-16:00
    Duration:
    10 Weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part time
    Days:
    Wednesday
    Start:
    24/04/2019
    End:
    03/07/2019
    Code:
    MACX092ML/1819
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 195
    International students: ?
    £ 270
    Materials fees: ?
    £ 30
  • 24 Apr 2019 Part time (evening)Merton
    Where and when
    Location:
    Merton
    Times:
    19:00-21:30
    Duration:
    10 Weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part time (evening)
    Days:
    Wednesday
    Start:
    24/04/2019
    End:
    03/07/2019
    Code:
    MACX093ML/1819
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 165
    International students: ?
    £ 225
    Materials fees: ?
    £ 30
  • 9 Jul 2019 Part timeMerton
    Where and when
    Location:
    Merton
    Times:
    10:00-16:00
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Study mode:?
    Part time
    Days:
    Tuesday + Wednesday + Thursday
    Start:
    09/07/2019
    End:
    11/07/2019
    Code:
    MACX127ML/1819
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 100
    International students: ?
    £ 135
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC

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