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.
This course is perfect for students wishing to learn the traditional art of upholstery. This is a full 1 day course in which you will learn many traditional upholstery techniques. We begin with stripping the chair pad back to the frame and then rebuild the whole thing to the final fabric to live another life. You will use traditional materials such as hessians, tacks, horsehair and black and white webbing and upholstery twine. This is...
As of January 2019 we are launching two new footstool workshops.
classic footstool workshop
sewn button workshop
deep button workshop
The classic footstool course is a one day extravaganza combining painting techniques with upholstery. You will start the day with a solid hardwood frame, and throughout the day you will follow the step by step guidance of Jan, learning all about the tools and materials used, as well as covering lots of techniques from webbing,...
This course is designed for members with little or no experience of upholstery.
In this course you will build either a large or small foot stool, the cost of the stool including all materials (excluding your own fabric), will be £45 for the small and £55 for the large.
You will build the stool from scratch and then complete it with your own fabric. We will need to know when you book the course if...
Come and explore your creative side - or even discover it for the first time. This course is designed to get your creative juices flowing and to find the perfect craft medium for you. You'll experience sewing, photography and clay among other things to make and do.
We start off with a title for your project which you then explore with different crafts. At the end of the course, you will have made an item...
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR
A HOBBY OR ENTHUSIAST?
This is an Ideal Course if you have always fancied learning this skill or if you have a Current Project you are working on and want to complete the Upholstery work yourself!
FANCY A CAREER CHANGE OR EARN EXTRA MONEY ON THE SIDE?
Are you sick of the rat-race and always wanted to try something new? Or maybe you just want to earn extra spending money...
A 1 day course on how to use an industrial sewing machine. You will learn everything to give you confidence to tackle your project. We show you everything from setting your machine up, threading, tension, bobbins, common problems and how to put them right. A brilliant course for anyone who hasnt been on a machine before and a brilliant course if you have and just cant master the one you have.
A weekend course for a beginner to jump start your knowledge of traditional upholstery skills and tools.
If you would like to get stuck in to a project a bit more traditional than the drop in dining chair seat that we tackle on our ‘Intro to Upholstery‘ workshop, this chance to make a footstool you will own forever is the very thing for you.
Over two full days, experienced upholsterer Sally Mollett will fast track...
Join our upholstery workshop and learn how to make your own footstool in a day.
Our Classic Footstool workshop, in collaboration with The Ministry of Upholstery, is a perfect introduction for those keen to learn basic upholstery.
You will start the day by making the stool from scratch, using a solid hardwood frame, and will be taken through each of the stages to build-up the stool learning techniques from webbing, applying hessian, wadding, cutting and...
Nicky Gane's been teaching Soft Furnishing and Upholstery for over 20 years. She believes upholstery should be fun but her standards are second to none!
Upholstery at lovely Ball Hill Farm in Somerset is taught in a purpose built workshop, fully equipped to help you learn all the techniques of the craft.
This course is run on a workshop basis, where you work on a project of your own choosing at a pace appropriate to...
These classes are suitable for beginners and people who'd like more experience of upholstery.
You will work on your own project and at your own pace.
Choose the following types of headboards:
Rectangular headboard with gathered or pleated edging
Rectangular headboard with surface buttons
Rectangular headboard with Deep buttoning