Monday, February 24, 2014

Laura's Attic Upholstery Workshop at IARD // Parc Glynllifon

Welsh wool topped footstool with Ash legs

Action shots, nearly finished

Stitching loops for hair

shades of mustard

team photo!

On Saturday I hosted an Upholstery workshop at the centre for Craft IARD Parc Glynllifon the aim of the day course was to teach the participants how to traditionally upholster their own small footstool from  the frame up. 
Using solid beech frames, made from locally sourced timber and hand-turned legs by a bespoke furniture maker in Denbigh, North Wales, all traditional fillings, hessian and fibre, cotton flock and calico. 

The participants had a choice of fabrics selected from the studio especially for the event and extra Welsh wool blanket fabric, to continue the welsh theme. 

I guided them through the process of learning how to apply webbing, hessian, stitching their fibre in, creating a nice shape with calico for the top fabric, buttoning and finishing ready to take home and put their feet up on! 

With a bit of homemade flapjack to fuel their work, and kept warm by the cosy log burner in the room at IARD,  they produced some lovely pieces, see the team photo above. All different, all with their own character to somehow reflect that of the maker. 

We are looking at booking some more workshops so add yourself to our mailing list on our website here to find out when the next one will be on. 

A couple of video clips from the event are here on my Vimeo feed, have a little look! 

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