Upholsterer workshop for chair covering in Uzès, South of France

Learn the traditional techniques of the upholstery craft for chair covering with a local French artisan.

Location : Uzès

Dates : de avril à août

Duration : 6 days

Tariff : 680,00 €

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Detailed programme:

With the help of an upholsterer with 25 years experience, you will learn traditional techniques.
Each participant will learn the various stages in the stuffing and covering of an armchair. At the end of the workshop you will be able to upholster an armchair on your own.

This workshop is for people wishing to learn this art. The method involves a longer learning than the modern method but it is interesting because it allows partial repairs in the case of restorations. In addition, it uses natural and cheap materials.

For the work of the carcass: Two possibilities:
- On loan for the duration of the internship. Models are optimum for learning. Participants can buy the armchair which they upholster for cost price (300 €)
- Bring your own carcass: The seat must be completely or partially bald. Sometimes it has to be repaired before starting the workshop.

For the upholstery: bring your own or choose one at the studio.

Place: The workshops take place in a studio in the centre of Uzès

Dates in 2017: from 4 to 9 June or from 5 to 10 August.
Duration: 6 days, from 9 am to 6 pm with a break at lunch time.

Accommodation: Accommodation can be found in hotels, bed and breakfast, self catering or host families. We’ll send you a list.

Cost: 680€
This price includes the teaching, material and the membership fees to ALIORE.

Good to know:
* Bring your camera. Pictures of the different stages of your work will be useful as a memory aid. We often work with music. Bring your favorite music!
* The artisan also offers chair canework workshops .