French interior and upholstery by Sophie Bailly
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. During 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 complete his project, we highly recommend choosing 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.
VENUE: Princeton Community Village, 10 Sassafras Row, Princeton
WHEN: every Wednesday from Feb.10, 11:00am to 1.30pm
Clic here to register (class code is 035)