As the original students progress through from Part 1 to Part 4 at an advanced level, the skills they have acquired are being put to good use in the new Bespoke Chair Company Scheme "Earn while you Learn". This allows students to take on real commissions under my watchful eye, whilst earning per piece, to give them experience but also to fit in with their busy schedules. This has so far been very successful in giving students a broader range of experience of pieces that tend to come into the workshop as well as equipping them with further skills, and enabling them to practice at their own pace.. This scheme is open to any student who has progressed through to the Advanced stage 4 with The Bespoke Chair Company.
The quality of workmanship shown in the chairs created by the first 2017 Intermediate students was outstanding. From William Morris to Ian Mankin, the students played with colour and design whilst developing facing and collar techniques, aswell as learning new skills such how to star lash double cone coil springs and perfecting their traditional blind, top and slip stitching.
The results speak for themselves and all in only 5 days.... well done !
Part 1 Beginners' Course - Introduction to Upholstery
Part 1 is now available to book 18th to 20th January 2017.
Learn traditional and modern upholstery, renovating and some polishing skills by creating a fine piece of furniture to take home. Courses held at Applegarth Farm, Headley Road, Grayshott GU26 6JL. Places limited to 6.