Exciting Launch of Five New In-Person Upholstery Workshops for Spring 2023
There’s never a dull day being an entrepreneur. The variety of roles you do in your day to day job is exceptional.
Some people don’t like the huge number of hats that you have to wear. What I have learnt over the years in business is that you don’t have to be an expert in all of them. It’s about surrounding yourself with a network of support and people that can help you. As time has passed I have learnt the areas of the business that I enjoy, I outsource the bits I don’t like and and get help where I need the expertise.
One area I do enjoy is learning from my clients, understanding how I can help them, learning where they need guidance and support and developing these ideas into new workshops and courses. I’ve been in their shoes when I started learning upholstery myself, to being a homeowner and now a business owner sharing my knowledge & experience to guide them on their own journey of upholstery.
Would you like to be able to add an impact to your room’s interior with a piece of furniture like a headboard, footstool or dining chair seat? Wondering where to even start or maybe you’ve had a go but the finish to your furniture isn’t as professional as you would like it to be.
Join us on ‘our introduction to upholstery workshop’ where you will;
- learn about the upholstery tools you need to get started.
- be shown about different upholstery materials,
- About what fabrics to choose for your upholstery projects,
- will practice ten techniques so that you can tackle projects like this confidently at home by yourself.
Introduction to Sewing for Upholstery
I know so many people have a phobia of sewing machines either from school days gone by or a bad experience. You don’t need to when you are guided and trust the process. When you mention sewing there are so many areas it covers. This workshop is focusing on sewing for upholstery. I have focused on projects that are simple but can be used in so many instances to add impact to your interior . The workshop will teach you how to;
- Plain edge zipped scatter cushion – you can add a pop of colour or pattern to your sofa, armchair or bed.
- Plain edge zipped wrapped around box cushion – this design can be used for a window seat, campervan cushion, or replacement sofa cushion
The first workshop will run on Monday 19th June costs £195
Would you like to give your home interior a new lease of life but aren’t sure where to start? Do you have ideas but don’t know how to bring a design together so it doesn’t end up looking like a jumble of stuff? Do you want your home to be full of your own personal style and design taste’s so it makes you feel happy to be at home?
Your home has a huge impact on your health and wellbeing, being in surroundings that make you feel happy and at home. It’s easier said than done though it takes skill, time and energy to put interior room schemes together. Instagram and Pinterest can make it all look effortless. Join Nicky Kilnan from Nicky Kilnan Designs and Staging and I on Friday 23rd June for this one-day introductory interior design course, we’ll help you find your own personal interior style – what do you love and hate about your current interiors. What makes you happy in your home. We’ll share our skills, passion and knowledge to show you how to create your own design board for a room of your choice, giving you the skills, solutions and inspiration you need to potentially tackle the rest of your house if you want to. Book your space here.
Square buttoning is a fantastic upholstery skill to have. Once you’ve learnt the technique you can apply it to different pieces of furniture like benches, headboards, stools, cushions and more. It will add an element of style and design detail to your upholstery project. This workshop is accessible to both beginners and anyone looking to expand on the upholstery skills they already have. You can find more information here.
The first workshop will run on 28th June and you can choose to make a square footstool, two seater bench or large rectangular footstool. All the materials and fabrics are included in this workshop. It costs £275 per person spaces limited to 4. Book a place here.
You could say it’s been a busy time! It’s also extremely exciting for those individuals that are ready to create stunning furniture for their home by empowering themselves with the wonderful skills and mindful activity of upholstery.
The new upholstery workshop dates are out now and you can view it here along with dates for all workshops until the end of December 2023.