Learn a traditional technique to make the edge of your chair even firmer.

24th August 2020

Blanket Stitching

Learn a traditional technique to make the edge of your chair even firmer.
28th July 2020

Stopping Edges of Fabric from Fraying

Learn how to use a rubberised glue to stop the edges of a fabric from fraying.
28th July 2020

Traditional Wood Filler

Learn how to repair a chair frame with sawdust and glue, a traditional wood filler.
28th July 2020

Applying Braid to a Chair

Learn how to neatly and evenly apply braid to finish a chair.
28th July 2020

Safety Video For Using A Bayonet Needle

Remember needle safety. Learn how to leave your bayonet needle safely.
20th July 2020

Applying The Braid

The very last thing to do is to put the braid on. Learn how to apply it neatly and evenly.
20th July 2020

Applying Bottoming Cloth

Turn the chair upside down and learn how to put on a traditional bottoming cloth with tacks.
20th July 2020

Applying Covering Fabric

Now it’s time to put on the covering fabric! Learn how to create a neat and smooth finish with kiss pleats on the front two corners
20th July 2020

Applying Calico

Learn how to apply the calico using tacks, ensuring straight lines and a good tension. You will also learn how to finish the front corners with kiss pleats.
20th July 2020

Applying Top Stuffing

Learn how to apply and blend a thin layer of fine top stuffing to create a smooth and even finish. 
20th July 2020

Bridal Ties For Top Stuffing

Learn how to make the bridle ties that will hold the top stuffing in place.
20th July 2020

Finishing Off Stuffing Ties

Learn how to tighten the stuffing ties to make the stuffing more compressed and the seat flatter.
20th July 2020

Top Stitching

Learn how to stitch the edges making a slight overhang all the way round. The top stitching compresses and locks the fibre into place to firm up the edges of the seat.
20th July 2020

Blind Stitching

Using a bayonet needle and regulator, you learn how to do the blind stitching. The twine is used to pull the fibre forward to create an even height and square edge.
20th July 2020

Setting The Edges

Check and reset the edges of the stuffing under the first hessian. Learn how to make the stuffing even and consistent and the edges as square as possible.
20th July 2020

Stuffing Ties

Learn how to put in the stuffing ties that hold the stuffing in place between the top hessian and the first hessian above the springs.
20th July 2020

Hessian Over First Stuffing

Learn how to measure the hessian, apply it with straight lines and neatly cut into the back corners.
20th July 2020

Applying First Stuffing

Learn how to tease and apply the coir fibre to create an even consistency. Using the regulator, you learn how to make sure it is all blended together into one flat mat.
20th July 2020

Starting Bridal Ties

Learn how to make the bridle ties that will then be used to hold the coir fibre in place.
20th July 2020

Tying Hessian To Springs

Using the spring needle, learn how to tie the hessian to the springs and secure with basic slip knots.