Upholstery & Soft Furnishings - Afternoon Part-time

In Leamington Spa

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Course

  • Location

    Leamington spa

  • Start

    Different dates available

Description

Warwickshire College Group will help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset by instilling enterprising and innovative skills and behaviours, which will help you to become successful in an ever-competitive world.

We offer all of the above in a supportive, friendly, high-quality and technologically-driven environment. Our student success rates and A-level results are at an all-time high, with our students progressing onto a wide range of careers with globally recognised brands, and many students have also set up their own businesses and enterprise projects.

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Location

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Leamington Spa (Warwickshire)
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Warwick New Road, CV325JE

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Subjects

  • IT
  • Quality
  • Materials
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  • Part Time
  • Quality Training
  • Sewing
  • Part Time
  • IT

Course programme

Upholstery & Soft Furnishings - Afternoon Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration Leamington 12-Apr-2016 Tue 13:30 - 15:30 £136.00 10Week(s) What will I study?

The aim of this course is to introduce beginners to a basic range of skills and techniques, whilst developing those already gained at the intermediate and advanced level. Throughout the course, new skills and techniques will be taught, as they arise on individual projects. Progress on individual projects will be determined, by the condition of the piece being worked on, the size and complexity of the project, along with the ability and speed at which individuals work.

What modules are covered?


What qualifications will I get?

N/A

What is the entry process?

There are no formal entry requirements, but an interest, and a basic ability in sewing, an interest in fabrics and interior trends would be advantageous. 

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications:

None

What else do I need to know?

The type of project to work on

UPHOLSTERY

Beginners – a SMALL project such as a footstool (modern or traditional), drop in/on seat (modern or traditional), Upholstered box or a stuff over chair (without springs)

Intermediates – A sprung stuff over chair with springs, fireside chair (modern or traditional), headboard.

Advanced – A large arm chair, with or without wings (modern or traditional), a deep buttoned project (modern or traditional)   

NOTE : - For Health and Safety reasons, we no longer accept sofas or chaise lounge and other large and, or heavy upholstery projects need to be discussed with a tutor before being brought into the college.

First Session – alongside your chosen project, it would be advisable to bring, a basic sewing kit (small and large scissors, tape measure, needles and pins) and a note book and pencil.

Upholstery materials – the majority of the materials used in traditional upholstery will be on sale through the upholstery department. Replacement foam and less frequently used items, will need to be sourced on occasions outside of the college. Top fabrics are will have to be sourced out of college.

Upholstery tools and equipment – the majority of the hand tools that are required are available to be used in the workshops, along with over lockers, pneumatic staple guns and industrial, domestic sewing machines (thread will need to be provided)

Health and safety – As you will be working in a workshop environment it is important to dress appropriately for Health and Safety reasons – no loose clothing which could easily be caught on, or, in furniture or machinery. Closed toe, footwear, should be worn all year round – NO SANDALS.

SOFT FURNISHINGS

The type of project to work on

Beginners – Basic piped cushions, Roman Blinds ,Small pencil pleat curtains and  Drum lampshades.

Intermediates – Zipped piped box cushions, Interlined Roman blinds Larger interlined curtains Fitted balloon lined lampshades

Advanced – Handmade heading for curtains, pleated lampshades and designing own decorative cushions.  

First Session – alongside your ideas for your chosen project , it would be advisable to bring, a basic sewing kit (small and large scissors, tape measure, needles and pins) and a notebook and pencil. Also your measurements: Window size, cushions shape or designs. 

If you have a small camera or your digital phones for photographers of your work.

Soft furnishing materials – The majority of the materials used in soft furnishings can be purchased outside of the college very easily (Dunhelm, Fabric mill ,John lewis etc). We do have a vast stock of donated fabric that can be used for samples etc.

Soft furnishing and equipment – The majority of the tools and equipment required for soft furnishings is available in workshops, along with over lockers, industrial and domestic sewing machines (thread will need to be provided)

Got a question about this course?

Call: 0300 45 600 49 or email us nowCourse code

WC13154

We make every effort to ensure that these course details are accurate. Warwickshire College reserves the right to make alterations. Fees may be indicative at the time of publishing.

We are one of only five colleges in the UK to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council – meaning our higher education quality and standards are equal to any university.As one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK, with six unique colleges across two counties, we aim to deliver learning experiences which lead to the development of wider skill bases and improved destinations for all of our students. Our recent Ofsted inspection highlights our success and strong focus both on students and on meeting industry needs. We are also one of only five colleges in the UK to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council – meaning our higher education quality and standards are equal to any university.

Upholstery & Soft Furnishings - Afternoon Part-time

Price on request