Events

Fiona Edmeades artist and upholsterer (Reign of Chairs) & Steve Thomas woodworker (Creek Furniture)

Fiona trained as a traditional upholsterer and gained her City and Guilds Certificate in the craft, at the London College of Furniture in 1991. Fiona takes on private commission upholstery work and teaching. Fiona Edmeades has an innate and lifelong curiosity towards how things work. She spent much of her childhood taking toys apart and making stuff. This coupled with her creative bent has led her to turn her maker’s hand to many diverse applications over the years.

Steve delights’ in the provenance of his materials and often notates it’s origins’ on the inside frames of the pieces he makes. In congruence with these materials, his joinery methods of choice are traditional. Steve Thomas has been collecting and recycling timber for decades. At Creek Furniture, he makes doors, windows and customised furniture pieces in a variety of reclaimed timber. His materials come from a myriad of sources: old workshop floors, farmhouse and shed demolitions to name but a few.

Collaboration in upholstery and timber restoration

They share an affinity for rejuvenation of old wares, the use of reclaimed materials and the process of the handmade. Together they teach workshops as a collaboration in upholstery and timber restoration, travelling across Sydney and regional NSW to share their craft.

They have recently changed their name from 'We Us and Stuff' and started a new venture with The Living Space and will be opening ‘Chair Repair School’ a bricks and mortar venue at The Living Space Blackheath NSW. Chair Repair School HQ.

Get your creative juices flowing and have some fun with upholstery whilst you create a beautiful and unique piece of furniture for your home.

Book by following the booking link available under the workshop you're interested in attending.

Upcoming 2022 Workshops

October 23
  • Chair Repair and Restoration workshop
  • Learn how to repair chairs and the different approaches to timber restoration whilst you restore a chair frame of your own.
  • 1 day workshop
  • 9:30am to 5:00pm - $330
FULL DETAILS AND BOOKINGS
November 19 & 20
  • 2 Day Upholstery Workshop
  • Learn the upholstery techniques needed to restore a chair of your own
  • 9:30am to 5pm both days - $560
FULL DETAILS AND BOOKINGS
December 10 & 11
  • 2 Day Upholstery Workshop
  • Learn the upholstery techniques needed to restore a chair of your own
  • 1 day workshop
  • 9:30am to 5pm - $560
FULL DETAILS AND BOOKINGS

Upcoming 2023 Workshops

February 4
  • Introduction to upholstery - Footstool Workshop with reclaimed timber, artisan made footstool frame to take home
  • 4.5 hour workshop
  • 1:30 am to 3:30pm - $420
FULL DETAILS AND BOOKINGS
February 5
  • Chair Repair and Restoration workshop
  • Learn how to repair chairs and the different approaches to timber restoration whilst you restore a chair frame of your own.
  • 1 day workshop
  • 9:30 am to 5:00pm - $330
FULL DETAILS AND BOOKINGS