Upholstery Workshop (Summer Hill) | Level 1 - Introducion for Beginners
Bower Reuse and Repair Centres offers a selection of Refurbishment courses for those who are interested in undertaking restoration and refurbishment projects around the home.
Our Introduction to Upholstery course will provide participants with an understanding of the skills and processes involved in upholstery projects.
In this workshop you will use basic tools, materials and techniques to realise a small project – a milk crate topper. At the end of the workshop, participants will have sufficient understanding and confidence to tackle their own simple projects at home (with a little help from google).
This workshop is 1 x 3-hour session.
Upon completion of this short course you will:
Have knowledge of general safety practices in a workshop setting
Understand the necessary considerations when selecting materials for your projects
Understand the principles, benefits and potential of refurbishment and upcycling
Have theoretical knowledge and basic skills needed for undertaking upholstery
projects, including measuring, cutting and gluing foam
Have guided, hands-on experience using basic tools
Have an understanding of what timbers to use for creating a base for your topper at home
Have a desire for more!
This course is suitable for beginners (18 years and over) with no prior woodwork experience.
The Bower’s instructors are experienced at facilitating courses for individuals living with disability. Please let us know about any special requirements prior to enrolment so that our staff can prepare in advance.
Tools and Materials
Tools and materials relating to the project will be provided by The Bower. We ask that participants ensure that long hair is tied back, and appropriate footwear (closed shoes) is worn.
Please bring along the following PPE:
Earmuffs or earplugs
REDFERN The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre
107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016 (entry via Turner Street, opposite of 23 Turner Street, from the rear of building)
Entrance to workshop
Workshop entrance is via Turner Street at the rear of 107 Redfern St. If the doorway is locked and/or unattended pls ring the doorbell on the left of the roller door.
Transportation and parking
Bower Woodworks is located within 5-minute walking distance of Redfern Train Station. Both metred and unmetered parking are available nearby.