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I am currently taking a Summer break from teaching Workshops, but please feel free to contact me about dates in the Fall. Workshops will continue to run on weekdays only, with 1 – 2 students max. Thanks!
Bring Your Own Chair Workshop
COST: Beginner project – $175, Advanced project – $200, Large project – $225. Cost is for one day, per person, plus HST. See below for further info!
TIME: 9:00 – 3:00
A non-refundable* deposit of $100 is required to secure your spot. If you have any questions, or would like to know if your project is appropriate before signing up, please feel free to contact me any time.
*If necessary, you can transfer to a different date.
Do you have a chair in need of some TLC? In this workshop, Aimee Swikit will teach you how to re-upholster that dated chair and give it a much deserved update! You will strip, repair, add padding, and cover your chair. You will have use of a pneumatic stapler and professional upholstery hand tools. Learn tips and techniques to give you the skills to tackle those future projects.
Email a photo of your chair or small project and I will let you know how much fabric to purchase. Tools and materials will be provided for you, foam will be an extra charge.
Requirements: Bring your own stripped chair and fabric. Your chair MUST BE APPROVED before the class date.
Wondering what kind of chair would be best? It all depends on your skill level. Choose a project that you will feel most comfortable doing in the time allowed. If you’d like to push your limits, feel free, but you may have to finish your project at home. To be clear, each workshop is for all levels, and one day is enough time to complete a small project. A second day may be required for a larger chair.
A “Beginner” project is best for those with limited upholstery experience. Even those with no experience can complete a project like these in a day. Cost: $175, one day, per person, plus HST.
An “Advanced” project may be chosen by those who have previously completed a workshop, are very comfortable with hand tools, and have some sewing experience. An Advanced project may require some sewing, but for the purpose of a day-long workshop must still be a small project. Cost: $200, one day, per person, plus HST.
It is now possible to bring a larger chair project if you *have previous experience*. Contact Aimee to discuss this further. Not all chairs are acceptable, and previous experience is necessary. It may not be possible to finish a large chair in one day, so you may need to book a second workshop or finish it at home. Cost: $225 (plus HST), one day, per person OR $350 (plus HST) for two days.
Contact Aimee about Workshops any time.