Beginners Upholstery Classes

This course offers an insight into the art of upholstery and is intended to give the beginner a good basic knowledge to tackle projects at home. (With a few upholsterer secrets thrown in)

The upholstery courses are run by Nigel Cook.

The course includes

  • choosing the right piece of furniture for your project – Fabrics, webbing and springs,
  • measuring, cutting and stretching,
  • finishing details such as braids, gimp, nails etc.

You will be able to do a small hands-on project during the course.

Although this course is not designed to tackle your own project in the store, there will be opportunities to bring along your own projects for group discussions.

Details

  • What to bring? Pen, paper, scissors, tape measure - and if available a hand staple-gun, pliers and a hammer.
  • Cost: $60.00
  • Dates: Tues 18th July and Tues 25th July
  • Hours: 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Location: Fabric House, 140 Colombo Street, Beckenham (cnr Tennyson Street).

Please Note

Booking and payments for all Upholstery courses

For all bookings and payment details please contact Nigel or Caroline directly by bikecanterbury@xtra.co.nz or Nigel 027 404 7712 or Caroline 027 229 0278

Cushion Making Demonstration Course

Have you ever wanted to know the easy way to insert a zip in a piped cushion? Come along to our two evening cushion making demonstration course and find out how.
The course covers plain cushions, envelope and flanged finishes, piping and zips. We also cover pattern matching for the perfect finish.
Course dates: Tuesdays 30 June and 6th July 6pm - 7.30pm (following on from Curtain Making Course)
Place: Fabric House 140 Colombo St. Beckenham
Cost: $40.00
Contact: Mary Hollander
03 9607376 0277337506
marybhollander@gmail.com

Roman Blind Making Course

Once again Fabric House are offering their very popular Roman Blind making course.
This is a four session demonstration course run by Mary Hollander.
You will learn all the tips and tricks of making a professional Roman blind as well as choosing the perfect fabric for your home. The course is limited to ten people so be quick to secure your place.
Next Course Dates: Wednesday evenings 26th July, 2nd, 9th and 16th August 6.00 - 7.30pm
Place: Fabric House 140 Colombo St. Beckenham
Cost: $70.00 per person
Contact: Mary Hollander
Phone: 03 960 7376
Mobile: 027 7337506
email: marybhollander@gmail.com

Style & Personal Spaces

A creative process with Interior Designer, Jenny Foss.
This series of classes will take you on a personal  journey of self discovery! Everyone has an inherent style, the secret is to recognise it and tap into it intuitively, applying its creativity to the spaces around you. There may be certain styles you are drawn to but then find yourself unsure as to how best apply this to your own home and family lifestyle. Key elements can be extracted and presented in a different way, making your space more personal and user friendly. The art of creating balance, harmony and mood is easily attainable when you're working with things that have special meaning to you.....it could be a favourite painting, a collection of sea shells from memorable holidays, an inherited armchair or treasured vintage find....all serve as a point of reference and foundations for your decorating. Its all about inspiration, starting points and an overall picture of where you're heading!
The classes will cover eight "design personalities", creating a mood board, how to work with tonal colours and textures, "A room of your own" design project and how to prioritise a budget.
Where: Fabric House
When: Thursday evenings for 4 weeks
Time:  6.00pm-9.00pm
Start date: Thursday 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th June 2017
Cost: $80.00
Contact Jenny
0274 522 312
jenwrenfoss@gmail.com

Upholstery Workshops

Cost $150.00 Weekend (Saturday & Sunday 9am to 4pm)
 

A weekend workshop - where you get to work on your own project


Once you have booked we forward an email detailing what you need to bring. We have also found it handy when people photograph their chair/furniture and send this via email. You can ask questions about your project so you can be well prepared for your workshop, knowing the quantity of fabric, if you need any re-springing, webbing and any other materials required for the project. This way you make the most of your weekend.


Depending on your project size, you will always leave the workshop knowing how to complete your piece of furniture if you haven't had time on the weekend.


Workshops are held at our home  (full details forwarded to you prior to workshop).
It is a great weekend sharing time and ideas with like-minded people. If you would like to make a booking please email  bikecanterbury@xtra.co.nz and Nigel will forward all the information. Always include your contact details as handy to have.


Book early so you don't miss your spot!


For all bookings and payment details please contact Nigel or Caroline directly by e-mailing bikecanterbury@xtra.co.nz. or you can phone Nigel 027 404 7712 or Caroline 027 229 0278.

Dates for the next courses are: 

Sat 22 July and Sun 23 July

Sat 28 and Sun 29 October

Payments and bookings:


Please book with Nigel or Caroline
027 404 7712 or
027 229 0278
Email bikecanterbury@xtra.co.nz

Curtain Making Course

Once again fabric House are offering their very popular Curtain making course.
This is a four session demonstration course run by Mary Hollander.
You will learn all the tips and tricks of making professional curtains.
Many different heading types will be demonstrated as well as linings.
You will also learn how to choose the perfect fabric for your home.
The course is limited to ten people so be quick to secure your place.


Dates: Tuesday evenings 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd may 2017  6-7.30pm
Place: Fabric House 140 Colombo St. Beckenham
Cost: $70.00 per person
Contact: Mary Hollander
Phone: 03 960 7376
Mobile: 027 7337506
email: marybhollander@gmail.com