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ONE & TWO DAY COURSES 

SHORT COURSES TO INTRODUCE THE WORLD OF SOFT FURNISHING & UPHOLSTERY AND ADD NEW SKILLS ADD TO YOUR PORTFOLIO  

 STRIP AND REPOLISH WITH ANDY HILLS 

THIS POPULAR COURSE FILLS FAST AND ENCOMPASSES ALL THE PROCESSES OF STRIPPING DOWN AND REPOLISHING WOOD  
The course content contains - 
Stripping off old polish 
Surface Preparation 
Grain Filler 
French Polishing  
Wax Polishing 
Date - MONDAY 26TH JUNE 2023  
Time - 10am to 5pm 
Cost - £115.00 
LIMITED PLACES  
 
Andy Hills has worked for the London College of Furniture (now LMU) since 1979 and currently runs the finishing department there whilst working ad hoc here at the School.  
 
 

Beginners Hand Embroidery  Monday 4th March with Trudi 

Spend a creative day with Trudi learning a number of hand stitches using stranded cotton 
With these skills the possibilities are endless and you can create bespoke pieces for family and friends 
 
Date - Monday 4th March  
Time - 10am to 4pm 
Cost - £ 75.00 
 
A great social event with a chance to learn a new skill  

BOX CUSHIONS - two day 29th & 30th April (Monday & Tuesday) 

Box cushions can be tricky but this two day course will guide you through the steps with enough time to create a box cushion with piping and a lapped zip. You will be shown how to make, apply and join piping perfectly, match corners and insert a zip. Bring 1 metre of fabric and create a sample size box cushion to take away or if you need to make a bespoke size get in touch to check fabric amounts.  
 
This course is suitable for those who are competent on the sewing machine  
Date - 29th & 30th April 
Time - 10:00am to 5pm 
Cost - £220.00 
 
(Course limited to 5 places) 

2 day Curtain course  Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd April 2024 

A great introduction into the world of bespoke curtain making where you will create a hand headed lined curtain.  
The course will cover a range of hand stitches required to make a 1 metre sample curtain with a number of headings.  
Calculating for fabric, including pattern repeats, will be included along with the process of pleat creation  
You will need 1 metre of fabric and everything else will be provided 
 
This course is suitable for beginners 
Date - Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd April  
Cost £280.00  
 
Spaces limited to allow 1 student per cutting table 

Clean & Revive with Andy Hills  Monday 2nd October 10am - 5pm 

Some of you have already had the opportunity to be taught by Andy - the finishing Maestro!  
A day learning the processes of cleaning a piece of furniture and reviving it to its former glory  
Another skill to compliment the upholstery work 
 
Date - Monday 2nd October 
Cost £120.00 
limited spaces  

LAMPSHADES - Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th March A TWO DAY COURSE  

Join us for two days to create a bespoke lampshade. We will be guiding you through the processes of binding and then hand stitching to the frame. Your lampshade will then be lined and again stitched to the frame 
Finishing off will include a self binding or trim 
Frames and sundries provided, you just need to bring along 1 metre of fabric of your choice and 1.5 metres trim if you wish  
Class starts at 10am until 5pm 
 
This course is suitable for beginners 
Date - 25th & 26th March 
Cost £210.00 
Limited spaces  

LEARN THE ART OF CANING WITH NETTY 10am to 5pm dates to be announced 

 
Spend a summers day creating cane patterns with Netty - Netty has an abundance of experience in caning and happily divulges her vast knowledge of the subject 
 
Everything is provided and you will leave with a sample board of cane patterning and notes  
Students wishing to continue from this will be able to register for our upcoming caning course on chairs 
This course is suitable for beginners or those wishing to refresh  
 
Cost £115.00 
Limited spaces  

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