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!
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!
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!