Ministry of Upholstery Classic Footstool


Make a Footstool in a Day

Our Classic Footstool Workshop, in collaboration with The Ministry of Upholstery, (featured on BBC1’s Money for Nothing) is a one-day creative extravaganza combining upholstery with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ techniques to produce a beautiful footstool to take home.

You will start the day with a solid hardwood frame, and be taken through each of the stages to create a footstool learning about the tools and materials, as well as techniques from webbing, applying hessian and wadding, cutting fabric and corners.

You will also be introduced to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™, choosing from the palette of 33 colours to paint the legs of your footstool to complement the fabric.

This is a fun, relaxed and informative workshop containing lots of upholstery techniques that once mastered is extremely satisfying and produces great results.  If you’re already a fan of Chalk Paint™ it will inspire you to take your skills in a new direction with the endless possibilities for upcycling furniture.

Everything for the workshop is provided, along with lunch and refreshments, just bring 1 metre fabric.

TIME:  9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Course Dates:

Thursday 24th August

Saturday 26th August

Friday 6th October

Saturday 21st October

Terms & Conditions

Full payment due at the time of booking.  Workshops operate with a minimum of 4 people, otherwise alternative dates will be offered.  Payment is refundable if cancellation is confirmed within a minimum of 7 days prior to the workshop date. Transfer to an alternative date may be possible, subject to availability, and if confirmed at least 7 days prior to the workshop date.  Safety in the workshop is our priority; please tie back long hair and please do not wear footwear with open toes.

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