You will learn more upholstery techniques in this library of videos. This library is a useful resource to dip into. You will see how to make crisp blanket pleats, how to achieve neat slip stitching, how to mark out the pattern for deep buttoning and how to strip down a dining chair, for example. The sample lesson is all about applying decorative nails – click on the sample lesson below to view it free of charge. Buy your Upholstery Starter Toolkit here…

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2nd September 2019

Tools & Techniques 2

You will learn more upholstery techniques in this library of videos. This library is a useful resource to dip into. You will see how to make crisp blanket pleats, how to achieve neat slip stitching, how to mark out the pattern for deep buttoning and how to strip down a dining chair, for example. The sample lesson is all about applying decorative nails – click on the sample lesson below to view it free of charge. Buy your Upholstery Starter Toolkit here
20th July 2019

Materials

This library introduces you to different stuffings, hessian and types of webbing that you will be using. The sample lesson is all about hessian – click on the sample lesson below to view it free of charge. Buy your upholstery kits and sundries here
20th July 2019

Tools & Techniques 1

This library is a great place to start if you are a beginner. You learn how to use tacks and staples, about the different scissors in upholstery and how to tie both slip knots and bridle ties. The sample lesson teaches you about the key tools used in upholstery – click on the sample lesson below to view it free of charge. Buy your Upholstery Starter Toolkit here
20th July 2019

Upholstery Foundation Level Three

From making the headboard frame to deep buttoning to hanging the headboard on your wall – it is all included in this set of 8 videos. In this set of videos, you learn how to make the headboard frame, how to upholster it with deep buttoning and how to hang your headboard. Working out the deep buttoning pattern right is quite tricky but don’t worry, as Mark will guide you through this process step by step. The sample lesson is all about hanging your headboard – click on the sample lesson below to view it free of charge. Buy your Upholstery Foundation Level Three kit and sundries here
20th June 2019

Upholstery Foundation Level Two

Learn some more advanced traditional and modern upholstery techniques, including traditional stuffing and stitching. In this set of 8 videos, you will practice the skills that have been taught in Upholstery Foundation Level One and also further develop your skill set. You will learn more advanced techniques for traditional stuffing, including how to stitch the edges and make the correct shape as well as how to finish with blanket pleats, neat slip stitching and decorative nails. By the end of this Level you will have made both a modern and traditionally upholstered footstool. In the free sample lesson below, watch Mark introduce Foundation Level Two and learn about using both traditional and modern upholstery techniques. Buy your Upholstery Foundation Level Two kits and sundries here
20th May 2019

Upholstery Foundation Level One

Start here and begin building your foundation skills in upholstery. Learn some of the most important traditional and modern upholstery techniques that you will use time and time again. In this set of 14 videos, Mark teaches you step by step from frame preparation to webbing, stuffings, kiss pleats, covering with your final fabric and ensuring a professional finish. You will learn these skills by working on many different types of drop in seat projects. By the end of Foundation Level One, you will know how to upholster traditional and modern drop in seats, rectangular and oval pull over seats, rectangular and oval capped on seats and also how to use serpentine springs. In the free sample lesson below, watch Mark introduce Foundation Level One. Buy your Upholstery Foundation Level One kits and sundries here