♡ Adventures – Ministry of Upholstery Open Day

Yesterday I popped along to the Ministry of Upholstery, a lovely school offering courses in upholstery in their studio in Manchester. http://www.ministryofupholstery.co.uk

I was welcomed with a cup of tea, and a chat with Susie who along with Anthony runs the school.  I discovered and was shown round the Annie Sloan chalk paints @AnnieSloanHome, these are stunning and a way of painting old furniture without having to sand or prepare.  The Display in the studio space looked great!

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Next was shown round the upholstery by Anthony as some students were working.  Wow the furniture was stunning, and was great to see work in progress.  Met some lovely students and chatted with a few about their visions for their furniture.  Anthony then demonstrated how the equipment was used and we got to try and make a button to take home!

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Thanks Ministry of Upholstery, Susie, Anthony and all the students who chatted about their work.  Now to see when I can fit a course in and plan what I can upcycle at home by painting!

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2 thoughts on “♡ Adventures – Ministry of Upholstery Open Day

  1. You seem to do a lot of courses, it’s really awesome. This looks like a fun trip, and I hope you do get to try some upholstery! I would love to try recovering an arm chair, but I think it would be too complicated to do without help. xx

    • Hi Jess, aw I ♡ going out and having a peek at new things especially if its craft, gardening or food related! Was a lovely afternoon, and really good to hear peoples ideas for their furnatiure. Yeh it looks quite a intensive process, we got to try the compresser staplers wow! they were intense, def something to do with some help around.xxxx

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