In this video, Mark will introduce Foundation Level Two, including the difference between upholstering using traditional and modern techniques.

Buy your Foundation Level Two kits and sundries here

20th July 2019

Introduction

In this video, Mark will introduce Foundation Level Two, including the difference between upholstering using traditional and modern techniques. Buy your Foundation Level Two kits and sundries here
18th July 2019

Hanging the Headboard

Learn two different methods for hanging the headboard – either on the back of the bed or on the wall with a split baton. Buy your Foundation Level Three kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Covering

Learn how to put the covering fabric on the headboard with the buttons pulled through to an even depth and pleats radiating from the centre of the buttons. You also learn how to put on the bottoming cloth. Buy your Foundation Level Three kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Making Buttons

Learn how to work out how many buttons you need and how to make the buttons using a buttoning machine. Buy your Foundation Level Three kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Marking up Fabric

Learn how to transfer your measurements from your diagram onto the covering fabric. Buy your Foundation Level Three kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Measuring for Fabric

Learn how to work out how much covering fabric you need for a deep buttoned headboard by drawing a diagram. Buy your Foundation Level Three kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Cutting the Foam

Learn the next stage in making your headboard – drilling the holes for the buttons in the wooden frame, cutting and gluing the foam and drilling the holes in the foam. Buy your Foundation Level Three kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Marking out the Button Pattern

Learn how to work out the pattern for your deep buttoning and how to mark it out, so you know where to put your buttons. In this class you learn how to do this for your headboard. Buy your Foundation Level Three kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Making the Frame

As the first step, learn how to make a wooden headboard frame that can sit flush against a wall. Buy your Foundation Level Three kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Traditional Footstool: Covering

Learn how to apply the final layer of traditional stuffing with bridle ties to hold it in place. You then learn how to measure and apply the calico and covering fabric, using tacks. The finish that you learn on this traditional footstool is a slip stitched blanket pleat. Buy your Foundation Level Two kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Traditional Footstool: Stitching the Edges

Learn how to set and stitch the edges of the stool. The first traditional stitch you learn is a blind stitch. This is then followed by a top stitch to lock in the fibre stuffing and make a firm edge. You also learn how to make a blanket stitch. Buy your Foundation Level Two kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Traditional Footstool: Stuffings

Starting off with a slip knot, you learn how to put bridle ties across the top of the footstool. You then learn to tease the coir fibre stuffing to make it even and consistent. After putting on the hessian you then get the stuffing ties in place. Buy your Foundation Level Two kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Traditional Footstool: Frame Preparation, Webbing & Hessian

Starting work on the traditional footstool, you will learn how to set out and apply the webbing, using tacks and the web strainer. You will also tack on the hessian. Buy your Foundation Level Two kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Modern Footstool: Covering

Learn how to measure, cut and apply the covering fabric. You will learn how to slip stitch blanket pleats and how to apply decorative nails to finish off your footstool. Buy your Foundation Level Two kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Modern Footstool: Stuffings

Learn how to prepare and cut the foam and the technique for stapling the foam to the frame. Buy your Foundation Level Two kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Modern Footstool: Frame Preparation, Webbing & Hessian

Learn how to prepare the frame, apply the webbing to the frame with a staple gun, and measure and apply the hessian. Buy your Foundation Level Two kit and sundries here
18th July 2019

Stripping Down

Learn to strip a dining chair without damaging the show wood. Buy your upholstery tools and sundries here
18th July 2019

Colouring the Staples

Learn how to change your staples from silver to black with a clever trick of the trade. Buy your upholstery toolks, kits and sundries here
18th July 2019

Marking out the Pattern for Deep Buttoning

Learn how to work out the pattern for your deep buttoning and how to mark it out, so you know where to put your buttons. Buy your upholstery kits, tools and sundries here
18th July 2019

Decorative Nails

Learn to apply decorative nails with a clever trick of the trade that means you can use your magnetic tack hammer. Buy your upholstery tools, kits and sundries here