Upholstery Preparation & Frame Restoration Workshop
Date: 25 November 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
All Day £50 or £10 per hourBook Here
All tools are provided, but feel feel free to bring your own.
Advanced booking is advised for the full day using the ‘Book here’ button above, but we also welcome drop ins on an hourly basis.
If you do not have the means to pay for a ticket, we have an access budget that enables us to provide free places for people with low incomes, who are unemployed or have other accessibility needs. Please contact us to register.
If you would like any more information or to discuss your project, please call Tom at 015394 41050 or email at email@example.com.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Join furniture maker and restorer, Tom Philipson as he takes you through the steps to bring your furniture back to life.
Bring along your antique or well loved furniture to be assessed, restored and prepared for reupholstery. This practical workshop will give you the knowledge, skills and advice on how to restore a piece of furniture of your choosing. Tom Philipson will be on hand to assist you in identifying any structural problems and repairing these along with ripping back upholstery in preparation for reupholstery.
If our workshops take your fancy, but you’re not local to The Farmer’s Arms, we have accommodation so you can make a weekend out of your visit! The Farmer’s Barn is our self-catering hostel perfect for solo travellers and The Farmer’s Loft is our spacious six person apartment situated above the workshop.
Thinking of gifting a place on our courses for someone special this Christmas? Our new Gift Certificates are now available to purchase!
The workshop will cover:
- Various structural problems such as loose joints, replacing parts and patching
- Tool selection and methods
- Ripping back existing upholstery and repairing ahead of reupholstery
About the tutor:
Training as a cabinet maker at 16 years old, Tom went on to study furniture conservation and restoration and has worked in the industry for over 30 years. Drawing on his experience, he moved into furniture and product design, working with Grizedale Arts to create bamboo implements, multi-purpose furniture, display systems, garden gates and table ware for The Farmer’s Arms, Lawson Park and GA’s many local, national and international projects. Now the workshop manager at The Farmer’s Arms, Tom has developed The Farmer’s Arms’ mould-based pottery techniques and designed and built much of the inn’s furniture.