French interior and upholstery by Sophie Bailly
Before renewing your grand ’ma old chair, you’d like to know a little bit about upholstery. Can you really do it yourself ? Is it that complicated ? This session will allow you to have an overview of the step-by-step upholstery process , and help you to evaluate the difficulty of your project, the supplies and specific tools needed.
FROM TRADITIONAL TO MODERN UPHOLSTERY
Traditional upholstery is mostly used on antiques pieces of furniture and requires specific skills and practice. Depending the age and the value of your chair, you will be able to use modern materials -as substitute for horse hair and coir- that makes it easier and more affordable. During this session, you will see the different materials used in both techniques.
FROM STRIPPING TO RECOVERING
Upholstering is a question of doing things in the proper way, respecting the different layers you should replace. It can be a long process if the chair has to get new webbing, springs, stuffing… or quite shortly done if it is “only” a recovering project.
TOOL KIT PRESENTATION & TIPS
Upholsterers use specific tools for each step of the work. What would you need to start ?
CALENDAR – Friday, 9/28 -10.00 – 12.00 am
LOCATION – At Corine, Princeton NJ
SIGN UP – By e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
PAYMENT – $20 by check or cash to Sophie Bailly.