Ever since starting this business one of the most frequent questions I've been asked is "will you ever teach upholstery?".
Well, I'm delighted to say that after years of saying "no" finally the answer to this has become "yes".
The first upholstery workshop has been listed in the web-shop - it's called UPHOLSTERY 1.O1 and is an introduction to the basics of upholstery.
The class is 3 hours long uses a small bamboo stool with handy shelf as the subject for making an upholstered bench with optional buttons.
Everything is supplied except fabric, which students can bring from home or purchase from Rapt.
This is a great, practical project where students will learn everything they need to know to get started in upholstery. Future workshops are planned which will teach more advanced skills, including a BYO project where students who have completed the introductory workshop will be able to work on their own item.
Tools and upholstery supplies will be available to purchase.
Following the success of the first two lampshade workshops earlier this month these are now also going to be a regular feature on the Rapt calendar.
The Beginners' workshop teaches the basics of making a rolled-edge drum lampshade from scratch, while in the Advanced workshop students have the choice of remaking a shade they already own or learning how to make an Empire-shape (slope sided) shade.
All the workshops will run from 'Bottoms' End' - the Rapt home studio-workshop - which guarantees a highly personalised tuition, with maximum 4 participants per class.
Being a country-event, of course morning (or afternoon) tea with yummies is always included in each workshop!
Please head to the web-shop if you'd like more details about any of these, including upcoming dates.Don't hesitate to email me if you still have questions.