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Upholster A Drop In Seat Workshop

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Antonietta Torsiello

Antonietta Torsiello

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About this workshop

Fancy yourself as a bit of a DIY pro? Then why not try out this class where you will learn a useful and impressive new skill in a fun and creative environment, and possibly walk away with an unearthed passion for upholstery!

Did you know?

The word “upholstery” comes from the Middle English word “upholder”, which was used to refer to a tradesman who held up his goods.

In this workshop

This class offers the best opportunity for students to learn a wonderful craft in a hands-on and sociable environment. The class is aimed at beginners but anyone is welcome to come along, no matter if you are a complete novice or a seasoned pro looking to touch up on your skills.

All students will be guided on how to use all the specialist tools, being shown all the best tips, tricks and techniques of the trade by your esteemed teacher. Students will be shown how to unpick and take apart a drop in dining seat and how to recover a chair seat to transform your ageing piece of furniture into an elegant and eye-catching ornament.

Now you can

  • Have the ability to strip old upholstery, evaluate the condition of the frame and recognise necessary repairs
  • Practice your modern upholstery techniques at home as you hone in your new skills
  • Show others what you now know- give someone else the hobby that they have been looking for!


You will be able to walk away with a fresh set of skills and your own unique hand-crafted drop in seat.

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Antonietta Torsiello

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Antonietta Torsiello is an award winning visual and textile artist of Jamaican and Italian heritage, living in East London. Her inspirational and diverse range of work discusses the complex relationship between texture, nature, cultural traditions, emotion and her own personal experiences. Antonietta utilises a range of materials such as silk screen, lino print, etching, acrylic, watercolour, drawing ink, oil pastel, lentils, seeds and soil, illustrating her versatility and talent as an artist. Growing up in a rich cultural area of London with vibrant African and Asian communities was a huge influence on Antonietta’s artistic style, as she developed an appreciation of textiles and a melting pot of cultures which is evident in her work.

Among Antonietta’s numerous achievements is winning the Oxford House Gallery People’s Choice award with her lithograph artwork titled ‘Miscommunication’ in 2011. Since then, Antonietta has showcased her artwork with galleries at many prominent institutions including the OXO Tower, The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, The Prince’s Trust, University College London, Credit Suisse Bank, KPMG Bank and Transport for London.

Antonietta is currently hosting a range of innovative and inspiring courses and workshops for budding artists in London. Her hands-on and highly informative classes cover a variety of mediums and are suitable for artists of all ability. Whatever stage you are at, Antonietta will have the perfect class for you!


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