Upholster a Milking Stool with Mick Sheridan

October 10th at Stiwdio 3 Cardigan
10am – 5pm

A one-day workshop upholstering a bespoke, locally made ash milking stool using Welsh woollen fabrics. Learn from the great master himself, Mick Sheridan, as he guides you through traditional upholstery techniques.

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Course Description

All materials required to upholster your locally made milking stool are included in the course fee. Choose from a selection of Welsh woollen fabrics from Melin Tregwynt or Cambrian wool for your seat cover. Your seat will be stuffed with horse hair and finished by hand with piped edging.

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 is provided. Lunch and cakes can be bought at our lovely new café.


What will you learn on the course?

• stuffing

• tying

• regulating

• finishing

• how to make tack piping

• each stage will be demonstrated by Mick


What will the day involve?

10.00am start

• discussion and selection of fabric (you will have several designs to choose from)

• make and attach piping

• attach hessian, stitch bridle ties, start stuffing

Break for lunch

• finish stuffing and regulate

• finish ‘in skin’ wadding and skewer fabric in place

• slip-stitch piping and finish stool

Finish between 4.30pm and 5.00pm

“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

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