Hosted by Amanda Girling-Budd at The School of Stuff,
B002 Lighthouse Studios, 73-75 SHACKLEWELL Lane, LONDON E8 2EB
www.theschoolofstuff.co.uk. 07970 149395
10.00 Registration: tea and coffee
10.25 Introduction to the day’s programme
10.30 Traditional and modern upholstery: similarities and differences, introduction to tools, introduction to traditional materials. Demonstration of traditional webbing techniques.
11.00 Workshop: traditional drop-in seats
12.00 Chair frames: dismantling – special tools for removing nails and screws. Releasing glued. joints. Reversible clamps and a simple ram.
1.00 Lunch: please bring your own
1.30 Chair frames: assembly techniques. Glues, clamps, peg making, draw-pegging.
2.15 Workshop: project work
3.15 Discussion: ethics of chair conservation/restoration
3.45 Upholstery materials: fire regulations, environmental considerations
4.15 Round up and feedback
If you would like advice on suitable projects to bring to this workshop, please contact either Amanda Girling-Budd or Bruce Luckhurst. You may not be able to complete a project due to time constraints but you will have the opportunity to discuss it and receive advice.
Booking should be made through Head Office at: 18 Merry Lane, Sansaw Heath, Nr Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3JS. T: 01939 210826 E: [email protected]
Full members – free
Other members – £10
Non-members – £50