March 9th in Llangadog / October 5th at Cardigan Pizza Tipi. Ever fancied trying out traditional upholstery? We’re running a one-day workshop with Mick Sheridan. Learn from the great Master himself and upholster a bespoke ash milking stool using Welsh woollen fabrics from a choice of Melin Tregwynt or Cambrian Wool. The seat cover will be stuffed with horse-hair and hand stitched to a piped edging.
All materials required to upholster your locally made milking stool are included in the course fee. A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools to use while they’re here. A plentiful supply of tea, coffee and afternoon cake is provided.
Have a look at photos, videos and reviews below or read full course details here.
More photos on the blog here.
Here’s Mick talking about himself and his work:
& here are some snippets from our workshop…
What People Say
“I can’t recommend this course highly enough. All those who attended received the most wonderful support and encouragement throughout the day. To have such a talented upholsterer as Mick teaching us was a real privilege. He was VERY patient and happy to step in and help whenever he was needed. Also, a big thank you to Suzi for organising and who was on hand throughout the day and gave us so much support, as well as endless supplies of refreshments! Everything was done to make us as comfortable as possible. I came away with an upholstered milking stool that I absolutely love and am now keen to attend another course and build on what I’ve achieved. Thank you so much.” – Catherine
“Fabulous day. I really enjoyed it. An excellent introduction to traditional upholstery techniques, and we all came away with an item that we could be really proud of. Mick explained everything really well and helped patiently when needed. Highly recommended.” – Fiona
“Really enjoyed the day, learned a lot and thrilled with my finished stool.” – Vanessa
“This was a fabulous course, with the opportunity to walk away with a fully completed item at the end of the day. I am in love with this stool!” – Cheryl
“A lovely day. Clear and friendly instruction, beautiful location, and by the end of the day – a beautiful little stool to be proud to take home. I was quite surprised, and pleased, that there was such a large variety of high end fabrics to choose from – we were spoiled for choice.” – Fay
“Had a great day feeling fully immersed and learning a completely new skill. Covering the stool was straightforward enough to be doable, but still a really satisfying process explained very clearly. I’m very proud of what I achieved. The location was beautiful and refreshments flowed freely all day: fresh pizza for lunch was delicious. A really well-organised, well-run course which has inspired me to try a bit more upholstering!” – Alison
“A thoroughly enjoyable day spent learning a new skill. A lovely relaxed setting added to the overall enjoyment. Clear instructions with plenty of time for questions resulted in a really impressive upholstered stool which I love!” – Jo
“Fantastic course, tutor, venue and food. I dont think there’s much more to say. I will definitely be back.” – Lynn
“One of the most enjoyable courses I’ve been on. A completely new craft for me, we were able to experience a number of traditional upholstery processes, and our finished stools will be treasured forever I’m sure. Beautiful little items. The location at Cardigan Pizza Tipi was perfect for me. Close to home and a beautiful setting to enjoy a delicious lunch with new friends on the riverbank.” – Janet
“Lovely – good timing – well organized – perfect!” – Lisa