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Take a seat - upholstery workshop

What you'll do

In this workshop you’ll skip to the good bit and discover how to paint and upholster a chair in a day without the need to strip it back first. Your generous host Marcie will do the hard work for you, so when you arrive your pre-loved chair will be ready and waiting for you to revamp.

The workshop will start with a tour of Marcie’s glamorous converted chicken shed (you might get to meet the cockerels!), before you get down to business. You’ll be shown how to apply a paint base and achieve a smooth professional finish, then while the paint is drying you’ll practice upholstery cutting and stapling techniques.

After a 30-minute break for lunch, you'll find out how to stretch and attach your fabric to the chair frame and how to trim away excess fabric like a professional. Finally, you’ll secure your new chair with a metallic stud strip and get some beautiful pics of your completed piece before you take it home.

Please note that you will need to bring a metre of upholstery fabric of your choice to the workshop.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

In this workshop you’ll skip to the good bit and discover how to paint and upholster a chair in a day without the need to strip it back first. Your generous host Marcie will do the hard work for you, so when you arrive your pre-loved chair will be ready and waiting for you to revamp.

The workshop will start with a tour of Marcie’s glamorous converted chicken shed (you might get to meet the cockerels!), before you get down to business. You’ll be shown how to apply a paint base and achieve a smooth professional finish, then while the paint is drying you’ll practice upholstery cutting and stapling techniques.

After a 30-minute break for lunch, you'll find out how to stretch and attach your fabric to the chair frame and how to trim away excess fabric like a professional. Finally, you’ll secure your new chair with a metallic stud strip and get some beautiful pics of your completed piece before you take it home.

Please note that you will need to bring a metre of upholstery fabric of your choice to the workshop.

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Yuup extras

  • The chair will be provided for you!

Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available

COVID-19 guidelines

  • All guidelines at the time will be adhered to
  • Please reschedule if you have a temperature or are feeling unwell

On the day

  • Please bring a packed lunch
  • Bring a metre of upholstery fabric of your – please get in touch with Marcie if you need any help sourcing this
  • There is plenty of on-site parking

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.

About Marcie K Designs

Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill or just get away for a few hours for some uplifting fun, Marcie's got it covered! From upholstery, to learning how to create your own leopard print, there is something for everyone in her glamorous, inimitable studio - an upcycled chicken shed!

Marcie is a Bristol based artist, teacher and all round crafter that sees the beauty in the things people throw away. Her style has been described as a mix between Jumanji and Alice in Wonderland… and that's on a good day!

Marcie has been a proud contributor to Reclaim Magazine since 2017 with her monthly column and upcycling projects. Marcie featured at Grand Designs Live’s Upcycling Hub in 2019, giving live demos of how to create striking pieces.

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Your host

Marcie Kobernus

Marcie has been running workshops for two years, working out of her glammed up chicken shed! She’s been selling her creations at Stokes Croft Vintage Market for eight years and writing for Reclaim magazine for three years.

Marcie is also a trained practitioner of Solution Focused Therapy and champions the effect that learning a new skill can have on wellbeing. She creates an environment that encourages building confidence as well as knowledge, inviting people to come and share in her passion and work alongside like-minded people.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Marcie K Designs.

Price
£190 / Adult
Duration
6 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.