Would you love to be able to upcycle & personalise furniture for your own home, or even to kick-start a potential new career? This course will develop your skills in the selection and use of a variety of both traditional & modern techniques and upholstery materials, using specialist tools & equipment and considering appropriate design ideas. As a beginner, your starter project will be to complete either a small foot/piano stool or a simple drop-in seat dining style chair (i.e. this should have just a one person seat pad and no springs). The period & style of the item is your own personal choice, but please be aware that this will determine which overall methods and materials you will use. You will then progress to starting a second project- such as a chair with both a one person seat & back pad and this should ideally still be without springs. Returning learners should bring along their current project work or new chair project. If you need further guidance- particularly about starter project choices- do please contact the Curriculum Leader before you enrol and/or purchase a specific piece of furniture.