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Half way through our weekly meeting today we had a surprise visit from Martin Parr who popped in with Kieran from Arnolfini to have a look around the darkroom and talk projects.
Justin Quinnell took this pic, but he is much better at taking pinhole selfies.
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Nope we haven’t been out shaving ginger poodles, this mass of upholstery filling is known as coir or coconut fibre and is a traditional stuffing made from the husk of the coconut. The long curling fibres have a good springy resilience and durability and is mainly used as a first stuffing. Our advanced upholstery classes involve stripping and re-upholstering your own project using traditional techniques and materials. If you would like to build on existing upholstery skills with an experienced tutor, visit our website for more information on course dates, times, waiting lists and how to sign up.
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Estupendo! Muy Bien! Congratulations to Begona & Shaun for doing such an amazing job on their toolboxes! And ‘Muchas Gracias’ to Begona for teaching us a few little Spanish phrases as we taught her woodwork. If like these guys you’d like to join us for our beginners woodwork course, to learn how to saw straight, chisel a rebate or block plane end grain level to make your very own toolbox. We’ve got a few places left on our (4 day) daytime courses so why not visit our website, sign up today and we absolutely promise not to practice our newly learnt Spanish profanities on you!
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#Repost @hanmumz
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First met this little beauty when she was a pallet... then I smashed her apart and built her into this! A weekend well spent at @themakershedbristol.
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Very chuffed to repost this from our first Pallet Wood Workshop. And the next workshop dates are up on our website now!
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‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. Don’t worry, if you’ve seen the film The Shining, I’m not going to start typing that sentence over and over again. The phrase just popped into my mind as our student Jack here was having a ‘Rich Tea’ break*. My what a fantastic job he’s doing of both making us giggle with jokes about ‘biscuit joints’ and making a fabulous softwood cabinet on our beginners course. Jack isn’t going to smash his way into the toilet with an axe next but he is going on to the next level of our daytime course to make a dovetail drawer to fit his cabinet. Bravo Jack. *Other biscuits are available.
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Aimed at those with no previous upholstery experience or those who want to improve your skills. Our beginners upholstery course involves upholstering a small stool and stripping and reconditioning a frame drop in seat for a dining chair. You’ll learn how to use upholstery tools such as webbing stretchers, staple guns and tack hammers effectively, tension and attach webbing fabric, shape fabric using cuts and folds and use bridle stitches and a regulator to shape and smooth traditional hair stuffing. We provide all the materials, including the stool and drop in seat frames. So go on, visit our website and sign up today.
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2018 Year of Amazingness. RPC is just over 6 months old and we already have a few successful bids under our belt. We're planning and organizing, offering lots of activities at St Pauls Darkroom and elsewhere.
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#Repost @tammycr
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‘Productive and very rewarding end to a long couple of weeks. Haunched mortise & tenon progress. So absorbing and pleasing learning how to use hand wood working tools properly. All from the help of @themakershedbristol. The woodworking course is helping me to develop my confidence and skills in believing that I really can be a freelance designer/maker and do what I feel most excited about’. www.themakershedbristol.co.uk
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THE SUN IS OUT! Yay, finally we can ‘woo hoo’ about the weather here in Bristol. Luckily for us we’ve got another thing to ‘woo hoo’ about too - that this weekend our first ever pallet wood workshop was a great success, our tutors Fern & Luke had a great time with the students dismantling pallets, talking and planning design ideas and constructing amazing projects including this one by JoMo! Swipe to see it after she had done some amazing pyrography on it too. Our next workshop is booking now and it’s on the weekend of the 9th & 10th June so if you have a passion for pallets like we do, then visit our website and sign up today.
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Our advanced upholstery classes involve stripping and re-upholstering your own project. You might have a small stool, nursing chair or armchair that needs some love and at the end of the course your project will have an amazing new lease of life. If you would like to build on existing upholstery skills with an experienced tutor, visit our website for more information on course dates, times, waiting lists and how to sign up.
www.themakershedbristol.co.uk
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Alright I know, Spring has only really just sprung and the Summer holidays still seem ages away but here at The Makershed we like to be organised and plan ahead as I’m sure many of you do. As we had such huge success with our Woodworking Summer School last year, we are booking students now for 2018. This 10 day course in August encompasses both the Level 1 and Level 2 Woodwork Joinery for Beginners courses. It involves making a softwood tool box using corner rebate joints and a softwood cabinet with a drawer and shaker style door using rebate, housing, dovetail and mortice & tenon joints. Visit our website for more info, the Summer School dates and sign up today!
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Really exciting news, not only is it the first of our pallet wood workshops this weekend - it is fully booked - hurray for us!! BUT don’t worry if you were going to book, we are running another course on the 9th & 10th of June, make sure you visit our website soon as places are booking up fast!
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