Weekend Contemporary Stool
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Weekend Contemporary Stool

£175.00£195.00

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Times: 11am-5pm Saturday & Sunday
Duration: 2 days
Includes: Everything you need to make the stool except fabric

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  • Why not design your own fabric for this course?

    The most common complaint we hear from our students is that they can’t find exciting or different fabric for their project! Or that they aren’t sure whether fabric will be suitable for upholstery.

    So…. why not design your own fabric and have it printed in-house at Ministry of Upholstery? That’s right folks, we have the latest digital printing technology at our Manchester school all ready to print your very own designs and you can now add on a one day course, during which you will create your very own unique fabric design!

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    Course details

    Times: 9.00-4.00 (weekdays), 10.00-5.00 (weekends)
    Duration: 1 Day
    Includes: Ink pour, crash course in Photoshop Elements plus your designs to take away on a USB
    Does not include: Fabric
    Cost: £95

    IMPORANT – You must ensure that your design day is at least one week before your scheduled upholstery course, to enable us to print your fabric in time

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    During this one day design crash-course we are going to show you how to create a pattern called ‘Reflect and Repeat’, which will hopefully inspire you to believe that you don’t have to be a great illustrator or painter to design; you just have to have imagination, vision and a love to experiment.

    The first part of the workshop will be all about getting messy and creating an ink pour. It’s a fool proof way of creating a stunning piece of art, from which you can then start your first design.

    The second part of the workshop will be computer based. Here we will introduce you to Photoshop Elements. Photoshop is the world’s best imaging and graphic design software and is the go-to tool for every creative project, from photo editing and compositing to digital painting, animation, and graphic design. Our tutor will introduce you to the basics and how to create a canvas. As a starting point you will use your ink pour and, working as a group, will use Photoshop Elements to experiment with this to create your unique fabric; opening your mind to the world of pattern design.

    You’ll then be encouraged to incorporate elements from your own photos, which you will send ahead of the course. These can be photos of your child, your pet, landscapes, your own sketches, doodles or artwork. You’ll be shown how to import, manipulate and layer your images. The rest of your time will be spent freestyling your way to a finished design; experimenting and developing your Photoshop skills at the same time as honing your finished designs.

    You will conclude the day by formatting your finished design to the size of chosen upholstery project.

    Images show previous student fabric designs and ink pours

    The fabric

    You can choose from three different fabric types, onto which we will print your finished design:

    • ‘Surface Velvet – a matt velvet - £31
    • ‘Rise Velvet’ – a shimmer velvet - £35
    • ‘Touch’ – a linen feel fabric - £31

    All of our fabrics are upholstery grade, superior quality and comply with UK fire regulations. You will be invoiced for your fabric choice separately. When you come back for your upholstery course, your design will be ready and waiting!

    Why choose to design your own fabric?

    • Your project will be unique
    • It will comply with current UK fire regulations
    • It will upholster well
    • You can design it to suit your style
    • It will be easy to work with
    • It will be suitable for upholstery and be durable
    • You can choose from three different fabric types
    • It takes the stress out of fabric buying

    The small print

    IMPORANT – You MUST ensure that your design day is at least one week before your scheduled upholstery course, to enable us to print your fabric.

    All artwork and rights are owned by you; the maker and will be available to take away on a USB.

    A word about our design tutor

    For this course we have teamed up with the mighty design powerhouse that is Beth Travers from Bobo1325. Beth’s designs have seen her reap praise from the industry. She is distinctive, eye-catching and not to be missed. You can view Beth’s work via her website www.bobo1325.com.

    Surface pattern encompasses so many design disciplines from graphic illustration, fine art and photography to textile design. We believe in pushing the boundaries and utilising these concepts to create unique designs, because…why not? There are so many types of pattern and aspects of design.

    All of Bobo1325’s designs are constructed from illustrations, textures, mixed media and photography. It takes the designs to the next level, they become a journey of discovery rather than a flat pretty design. It’s a story. After all anything is possible in this digital age!

Times: 11am-5pm Saturday & Sunday
Duration: 2 days
Includes: Everything you need to make the stool except fabric

This weekend course serves as an excellent introduction to upholstery whilst also offering you the opportunity to make a beautiful and incredibly stylish stool. The stool was designed by our Creative Director Anthony Devine, who when not teaching at the Manchester school, can often be seen moonlighting on several TV programmes! Led by Anthony Devine, you will follow the step by step tuition, making this stool from scratch from a bare solid hardwood frame. This course covers some of the same techniques as our weekend  footstool course, such as webbing, cutting foam, applying hessian and wadding, but also covers different techniques like making and applying piping and applying borders. You will also have a choice of paints and waxes to finish your legs to match your fabric. Everything is included in this course apart from 1 metre of fabric. You can choose from two different sizes for this course. Both stools are the perfect size and height for a dressing table or desk for example.

The approx. finished upholstered size of the stools is as follows:

Small:
Height: 47cm
Depth: 39.5cm
Length: 53.5cm

Large
Height: 47cm
Depth: 39.5cm
Length: 76.5cm

This course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some basic experience. It serves as an excellent introduction to the tools and materials used and as a perfect taster if you’re thinking about one of our longer courses. It’s also perfect if you just want an awesome one-off stool for your home at a fraction of the cost of buying one as, at the end of the day, the stool is yours to take home and admire! Or alternatively you could sell it to pay for your next course because trust us, you will be addicted!

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Times: 11am-5pm Saturday & Sunday
Duration: 2 days
Includes: Everything you need to make the stool except fabric

This weekend course serves as an excellent introduction to upholstery whilst also offering you the opportunity to make a beautiful and incredibly stylish stool. The stool was designed by our Creative Director Anthony Devine, who when not teaching at the Manchester school, can often be seen moonlighting on several TV programmes! Led by Anthony Devine, you will follow the step by step tuition, making this stool from scratch from a bare solid hardwood frame. This course covers some of the same techniques as our weekend  footstool course, such as webbing, cutting foam, applying hessian and wadding, but also covers different techniques like making and applying piping and applying borders. You will also have a choice of paints and waxes to finish your legs to match your fabric. Everything is included in this course apart from 1 metre of fabric. You can choose from two different sizes for this course. Both stools are the perfect size and height for a dressing table or desk for example.

The approx. finished upholstered size of the stools is as follows:

Small:
Height: 47cm
Depth: 39.5cm
Length: 53.5cm

Large
Height: 47cm
Depth: 39.5cm
Length: 76.5cm

This course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some basic experience. It serves as an excellent introduction to the tools and materials used and as a perfect taster if you’re thinking about one of our longer courses. It’s also perfect if you just want an awesome one-off stool for your home at a fraction of the cost of buying one as, at the end of the day, the stool is yours to take home and admire! Or alternatively you could sell it to pay for your next course because trust us, you will be addicted!

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Reviews(3)

  1. 5 out of 5

    I had a great time, learned loads and walked away with a beautiful piece of furniture which is worth far more than the price of the course.

    On the course I attended there were two other students both. We all had varying levels of experience which wasn’t a problem for Anthony, the course tutor. I was pretty much a complete novice and found some of the techniques easy and others difficult but managed them all with varying levels of support. The course was relaxed but certainly a full two days. I would very much recommend the course and now just have to decide which one to do next.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I had a fantastic time on this course, I was a complete beginner but, with the help and support of Anthony I surprised myself by producing a lovely piece of furniture which I’m proud to have in my home. The atmosphere on the course was very friendly and Susie and Anthony quickly put me at ease. Anthony is an excellent teacher and clearly explained each individual stage of creating the stool before, I then worked on my stool with his support. Both Anthony & Susie create a great learning environment that is friendly and fun with lots of tunes, tea and biscuits along the way, they are both generous with their time and knowledge. Don’t hesitate if you’re thinking of booking – you’ll learn lots and have a great time. I can’t wait to return for another course.

  3. 5 out of 5

    I have just finished an amazing weekend at The Ministry of Upholstery. I recieved this course as a birthday present and it will be one I remember with much pleasure.
    I made this classy stool to a very high standard and this was purely down to the excellent support Anthony and Paul gave me over the two days. The practical advice and attentive support was totally needed by me but they didn’t take over; thank you for that. If you are clueless, as I was, this course is a must as a step into upholstery, if not just an very enjoyable weekend. Thank you

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