UPHOLSTERY -it's addictive
Mid century furniture is my absolute favourite! The 50s and 60s produced some amazingly designed and well built pieces of furniture. Over the years I have searched out pieces that have languished in Kiwi homes for decades. In my small workroom I have re-imagined and re-upholstered these forgotten relics and transformed them into beautiful, modern and functional pieces ready for another 60 years of love and appreciation!
Sounds fun, right? That's because it is! Do you ever see a piece of amazingly upcycled furniture or read a DIY blog and think to yourself..."I reckon I could do that!" Well you can! I've taught myself upholstery and with the right tools and a little bit of help you can learn to do it, too!
Join an upholstery workshop, bring a friend (or your Mum or that amazing retro fabric you got from your Nan) and get your upholstery groove on with Mad4Mod!
Mad4Mod currently offers the Classic Headboard Workshop and the Tufted Footstool Workshop - fun, do-able upholstery workshops run from a bright and airy space in Waikanae, on the Kapiti Coast. Each workshop covers a different set of upholstery skills, and as new classes are added to the schedule you’ll slowly but surely build your know-how and confidence. Before you know it you'll be able to work your magic on that fireside armchair you've got at home! Padding, wrapping, using webbing, making and adding buttons, sewing piping...you'll learn it all! If you've always wanted to give upholstery a go but didn't know where to start...start here!
Mad4Mod's next workshop will be held at 12b Parata Street in Waikanae - behind Picture Perfect Framing. Off-street parking is available at the rear. Hopefully, for all you city dwellers, a Wellington space is on the horizon...
THE RIGHT FABRIC FOR THE JOB...
There are a few things to consider when choosing fabric for an upholstery project. Will it be strong enough? Do you know what 'railroading' is - is it relevant to your project? How many metres do you need? Here are a few tips to help make your choice a little easier...