june, 2023

26jun(jun 26)9:00 am30(jun 30)4:00 pmDeka DesignsFurniture Upholstery and Restoration with Deka Design (Helena and Lasse Kinnunen)9:00 am - 4:00 pm (30)

Event Details

Level: All

Estimated Materials Cost: $50 – $150 (plus fabric)

Workshop Outline

In this class, Helena and Lasse from Deka Design will guide you through the process of restoring and re-upholstering your own upholstered furniture piece. This class is a hands-on, practice- based class that covers knowledge and skills specific to your project so is suitable for all skill levels. As you work on your piece you will learn about important upholstery and restoration topics, including use of hand tools, material selection, traditional and modern furniture construction, timber restoration and finishes, fabric selection, pattern making, cutting and sewing, upholstery processes and sustainability.

Helena and Lasse Kinnunen from Deka Design are master furniture makers working in Australia and Finland. Specialising in the use of upholstery, timber and steel, their furniture pieces draw on traditional craftsmanship processes. They combine beautiful materials and unique handcrafted decorative elements that reflect the colours and textures of the Australian landscape and the timelessness of Finnish design. Alongside their furniture making, they also restore furniture and teach furniture making and restoration so that these essential skills are maintained into the next generation.


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM