Two-day Chair Upholstery Workshop

2 x 6 hours 4 to 7 label $340

This course offers a wonderful introduction to the practical and traditional craft of upholstery. Experience the delight and satisfaction that creating something by hand brings to your life.

Learn new skills and have some fun during this two-day, bring-your-own-chair upholstery workshop. You will be taught the techniques required to restore a chair of your own during the course and acquire the confidence to tackle new projects on your own.

You will learn the correct and safe procedures on how to strip your chair. There will be a short introductory session regarding different approaches to restoring timber chair frames. A variety of techniques and materials for timber finishes will be discussed, (there is no practical element to this component, due to time restraints).

Tuition is tailored to each individual project, however demonstrations will be given to the group for every technique covered during class: in this way, you will be introduced to a broader set of skills, above and beyond the techniques needed to complete your own project.

Tips for choosing your chair:
1 When selecting your chair it is important to make sure the timber frame is structurally
sound, no wobbles or loose legs etc.
2. Choose something that has one or two flat planes - a seat and a back – as curves and
arms are more complex and take longer to achieve.

Please contact me with an image of your chair (from a few different angles) or if you would like to discuss your chair project.

This class is available on Request for groups of 4+.

Don't have a group of 4+ students? If you're happy to pay a higher price per person (total of $1,360 for the class), you can just Request to book this class for 4 students (and attend with fewer guests).

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Knowledge Required

Perfect for beginners.

What you'll get

Basic materials for completing your project and use of the necessary tools are supplied.
If your chair needs new stuffing, this can be purchased in class.

What to bring

The chair that you wish to work on and the top fabric of your choice. Please also bring an old blanket to work on, a note book, pencil and some old gardening gloves. Please wear closed shoes.

Session repeats

This class series runs for 2 consecutive weeks, at the same time each week

Suitable for

This workshop is great for a hens party, baby shower, birthday, special occasion, , team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


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Your teacher
Fiona Edmeades
Fiona Edmeades

Fiona has had a life long intrigue toward the workings behind the objects that populate our everyday lives. This coupled with her creative bent, has led her to turn her maker’s hand to many diverse applications over the years.

Fiona gained her City and Guilds Certificate in traditional upholstery, at the London College of Furniture in 1991. In 2009 Fiona graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School and also works through the medium of Sculpture.

One of Fiona's love's it to share the valuable and practical skill of upholstery, she teaches workshops and evening classes in both Sydney, and greater NSW.

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