French interior and upholstery by Sophie Bailly
PRINCETON ADULT SCHOOL FALL 2015 CATALOG- Learn the traditional techniques of upholstery and discover what?s behind the fabric! During this 10 sessions hands-on course, you will learn the step-by-step process of traditional upholstery: deconstruction/stripping of the chair, new webbing, springing, stuffing with horsehair and burlap, recovering and trimming. By following this workshop, you will get a complete overview of upholstery and get familiar with materials (burlap, foam, horse hair, muslin, batting, twine and more) and tools (webbing stretcher, hammer, curved needle, staple gun . . .) used in that craft. Each student should bring an antique or vintage seat. To make sure everyone will achieve his project, we highly recommend to choose a simple chair, ideally an upholstered chair with back and seat (avoid wing chair, bergere or deep buttoning), possibly armrest. Footstool or window bench are fine. Wood treatment should be done at home.
10 sessions, from Wed. Oct. 7, 11 am to 1.30 pm – $180