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Upholstery courses

Upholstery courses and workshops can transform your home and add to your comfort! Get to grips with coil springs, stapling, sewing and cutting. Learning upholstery could give you a hobby which will see you collecting and re-inventing furniture for the rest of your life! Create beautiful and unique pieces, meet like minded people and enjoy the learning process with one of our expert upholsterers and tutors.

£50
Somerset
Cherry Dobson is author of the extremely popular "The Upholstery Bible", which has sold 56,000 copies! Cherry started teaching Upholstery in Colchester 30 years ago for the Adult Education Centre. While tutoring in Colchester Cherry attended an Advanced City and Guilds Course at the Guildhall University London gaining a Distinction. I have always worked on private commissions myself, and so have considerable hands-on experience in the craft. Courses include both traditional and modern methods of...
£25
Strathclyde - Next course on 27th March 2019
Have you got a piece of furniture you would like to upholster, but would like professional guidance? This evening upholstery class is ideal for those who have a project in mind and want to learn some new skills. Flexible classes tailored to you, as you can book in per evening class when it suits you. Bring your own (small) piece of furniture, learn how to re-upholster it using either traditional or modern methods and materials,...
£110
Cumbria - Next course on 13th April 2019
We are offering upholstery skills workshops suitable for beginners or those with some experience. The workshops will accomodate 8 or 9 people in a small and friendly group and our focus for the weekend will be on the upholstery techniques needed to make a footstool. We can also consider other smaller items such as a Lloyd loom box or a blanket box, for those with some experience we can help you with a small chair...
£180
Devon
September 23rd - 24th Footstool Weekend. Try your hand at something new or if you just fancy getting creative and making an amazing project, then our weekend course is perfect! This weekend is as an introduction to the craft, you will start with a solid hardwood frame, made in-house. You will learn about the tools and materials, techniques of coverings, webbing, applying hessian and wadding, cutting fabric, corners and if desired shallow buttoning. You will...
£13
Rutland
The Upholstery for Beginners course gives a step-by-step clear instruction for anyone wanting to learn some upholstery techniques. The learner will work on their own furniture and be guided through each stage of their project from stripping down the old upholstery, webbing, stuffing and stitching techniques to putting on the top fabric. The class sizes are small, (I aim for about seven students) and the sessions are long enough to really get stuck into you...
£100
Bristol - Next course on 6th April 2019
A part-time beginners' course in upholstery. Classes run during the daytime (2 Tuesdays or one full weekend) or 4 Tuesday evenings. Price is per course. This course involves upholstering a small stool using a mix of traditional and modern upholstery techniques. We provide all the materials, including the stool frame and a choice of top fabrics (you can bring your own top fabric if you prefer). At the end of the course the stool is...
£255
Oxfordshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
A two day workshop with Gareth rees, one of the principal tutors of the British School of upholstered Furniture. Exploring spring and lashing techniques in both the British and continental manner. Students will produce a workshop quality finish on various shaped pre made practice frames. The course will not involve use of the technique of tying springs down to the correct height prior to lashing, but rather focus on allowing students to understand the process...
£100
Greater London - Next course on 8th June 2019
A two day taster, learning through a small project such as a drop in seat or footstool. Explore specialist tools, materials and the fundamental processes. Progress to the Monday evening class with the same tutor. By the end of the course you will be able to • Understand the safe and practical use of a workshop environment. • Name and correctly use basic traditional upholstery materials and hand tools. • Rip down a small project...
£65
Greater Manchester - Next course on 11th April 2019
Here we have a superb upholstery skills workshop suitable for beginners or those with some experience.The content will be on the upholstery techniques needed to strip and recover a drop in seat, covering the use of fabrics, suppliers and techniques.You will be guided through to complete your project in one day. (depending on your project and experience). The fee includes all tuition, use of tools, fabric and trims. One stool per participant will be provided...
£180
herefordshire
Two-day course: Work on your own project, at your own pace with expert tuition, help and advice along the way. This two-day weekend course is ideal for reupholstering a dining chair or stool with a drop-in or stuff over seat. Tutor: Lucy Brodie, please contact via the form above or by telephone. Lucy holds a qualification with the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers having been trained in the use of modern and traditional...