This class has been specially created for students who want to learn the basics of upholstery while taking home a rewarding and challenging project. If you are new to upholstery or have taken some of Mike's classes before- you will get more out of this class than you thought possible, The class will present and build on skills including the installation of webbing and edge roll and the layering of upholstery foam and Dacron. In addition, students will utilize zig zag springs ("ziggers") to create a very comfortable seat, and then complete a fully hand sewn outside back using blind stitches, for a finished professional look.
Each class day will feature a short Powerpoint presentation highlighting aspects of the upholstery trade, and demonstrations of all the key skills, including springing, webbing, hand sewing, cutting and installing foam, and a one on one lesson with each student, in the proper techniques for measuring and cutting show cover material.
Each student will be provided with a bare side chair frame (in cherry), and all the necessary materials to completely upholster it, other than the show cover. Students will be required to bring at least 2 yds (standard 54” material) of their own show cover material to complete the project. Email me at email@example.com if you have any specific questions about this. Leather show covers are NOT appropriate for this class. Students are encouraged to bring their own tools, but loaner tools will be available for all students who may need them.
For those of you who have taken Mike’s beginning class- you know how complete, organized, knowledgeable and passionate he is. You are guaranteed to learn more than you ever expected- and have a great time in the process! Don’t wait around- this class will fill up and it is strictly limited to 8 students.
Tuition: $385.00 plus materials ($90.00 plus tax)