San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In this workshop, you’ll get an introduction to basic upholstery so you can give any wooden framed chair a new look and a second chance. This class will include demonstrations in woven seat bases, cushion making, and techniques for fabric covers.This workshop will lead you through step by step instructions in making a brand new upholstered seat cushion for any wood chair. By the end of the session, you’ll know the tools and tricks needed to strip old seats off and create new ones. No sewing or woodworking experience is necessary. If you can operate a staple gun and scissors, you’ll be just fine.
About the teacher:
Lara Rempel | Upholsterer & Designer
Lara has been sewing and practicing the art of upholstery since her mother made her help reupholster the antique sofa when she was seven. She now designs and sews theatrical costumes and creates custom interiors, as well as gives chairs new life with new seats and covers. Lara is the founder of Box Pleat Designs, a San Francisco-based upholstery, interiors, and custom sewing studio. For more information, you can contact her firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes about the workshop:
This workshop will be held at 235 Gough Street. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in for the workshop. If arriving by car, please allow ample time to park, as parking can be very tricky in this neighborhood. Seating is available for our attendees. No need to any bring tools or materials, unless you’d like to take notes.
If you are unable to attend, please let us know by email (SkillExchangeSF@gmail.com) at minimum, 48 hours in advance. We will refund your full ticket fee within 48 hours.
If you are unable to attend this workshop, and there are less than 48 hours until the event, you are welcome to give your ticket to someone else. That person must check in at the door to indicate they are using your ticket, so we can check your name off the list.
Unfortunately, no-shows and late cancellations will not be eligible for a refund.
When & Where
Skill Exchange is a workshop series which aims to inspire the community to use their hands and learn traditional, hand making and self-reliance skills in a fun, social setting. Our workshops and events are for curious skill-seekers of all ages. We create opportunities to ask questions, think with our hands and deepen our understanding of how things are made.As handcrafting skills are too often undervalued and under practiced-- Skill Exchange seeks to encourage self-reliance through social skill exchange by bringing together enthusiastic makers and teachers to share their passion and craft with our communities.
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