Upholster a foot stool


We are holding all of our furniture courses now at our School of Furniture in Burleigh Heads.
Course details:
This two day course to upholster a small footstool is suitable for beginner and intermediate skill level.  A footstool is the perfect furniture piece to learn the basics of upholstery and sewing. You will learn:
  • use of upholstery hand tools
  • surface preparation and finishing processes
  • foam measuring and cutting
  • fabric selection, pattern making, cutting and sewing
  • upholstery

We will supply the footstool frame. You will have the option of making the footstool in one of three configurations:
Option 1: fully upholstered 
Option 2: upholstered with a skirt 
Option 3: with loose cover

Footstool Option 1: 2 x 4hr sessions - $450 + 1m fabric
Footstool Option 2: 2 x 5hr sessions - $510 + 2m fabric 
Footstool Option 3: 2 x 5hr sessions - $510 + 2m fabric

Included: Instruction by Lasse and Helena. Includes the footstool frame, the foams and other consumables. We will provide coffee, tea and biscuits for morning/afternoon tea. Students are to bring a notepad, pencil and/or a camera for notetaking.
Not included: Fabric is not included in the course fee as this will vary according to the furniture piece. Fabric can all be purchased from us before or during the course. As an indicative cost, fabric prices start at $50/m.

Dates: we are offering these as two scheduled times. If you are interested but these dates don't suit you, please contact us as we can also offer other times on Mondays.
Course #1: Saturdays 20 Jan and 27 Jan 2018 
Course #2: Saturdays 3 Feb and 10 Feb 2018 
Footstool Option 1: 8am - 12 noon
Footstool Options 2 and 3: 8am - 1pm  
Venue: at our new School of Furniture premises at the Relative Creative Community Hub at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast.

To enrol:
To enrol in one of these courses or for more information please contact us at info@dekadesign.com.au or telephone 07 3396 5850 for an enrolment form. Course sizes are small so places are limited.

We will discuss fabric selection during the first lesson. You may purchase fabric through us from one of our many suppliers. If you have already chosen a fabric, please discuss with us so we can assess its suitability.

A deposit of 50% is due on enrolment, the balance 50% is due 21 days before course commencement. Contact us at info@dekadesign.com.au for details to pay by bank deposit. Terms and conditions will apply to enrolment, these will be forwarded on request and prior to enrolment. Students will undergo a workshop safety induction on the first day, and there are dress standards for safety which will apply. We do not guarantee that the student will complete their restoration project during the course. Additional workshop time can be arranged, POA. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone the course due to low course numbers or other reasons. If this occurs, we will refund all paid course fees. 

Why learn to make?
We wholeheartedly believe that learning to make things is very rewarding. Humans have always made things using craft skills. It's only in recent times that western cultures have lost connection to these skills and how important they once were in providing our every need. Cooking, gardening, sewing and woodworking are all skills that we struggle to maintain as work lives and other activites take over our spare time. But skills are critical in that they can make us more independent in thought and action, they make us slow down, and they make us directly answerable to the resources that we use to satisfy our material needs. 

So, we are excited to be seeing many people turning their backs on consumerism and throwawayism to return to fulfilling craft-making activities. 

Lasse Kinnunen began his career in furniture by restoring antiques and mid century furniture with his father in Finland. With this early start and his 40+ years as a furniture designer-maker he has expert knowledge of restoration that he loves to share. He will be joined on the course by fabric and sewing expert Helena to provide instruction on fabric selection, pattern making, cutting and sewing, and assistance with upholstery.


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