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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.

Lancashire - Next course on 16th August 2019
Come along to one of our (one day) fun and friendly upholstery workshops at Cuerden View Cafe, Cuerden Valley Park, Preston. Learn how to make and upholster a lovely footstool from scratch to take home with you on the day and make some new like minded friends. The workshops are from 10am to 3pm (5 hours). A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one to one instruction for much of...
MAKE, PAINT and UPHOLSTER Learn to upholster your very own footstool using modern techniques and materials. Learn how to paint the legs for your stool using the amazing Frenchic Furniture Paint to match or contrast with your fabric. All in a fun and friendly environment here in Wimborne, Dorset and all under the watchful eye of our Master Upholsterer. All you need to bring is a smile and 1 meter of fabric.
This is a verified Ministry of Upholstery Class. The classic footstool course is a one-day extravaganza combining painting techniques with upholstery, perfect for beginners using modern upholstery techniques. You will start the day with a solid hardwood frame and throughout the day you will follow the step by step guidance under our tutelage, learning all about the tools and materials used, as well as covering lots of techniques from webbing, applying Hessian and wadding, cutting...
North Yorkshire
As a graduate of the UKs leading upholstery school, Manchester's 'Ministry of Upholstery', I have received Anthony Devine's stamp of approval, and can now offer one of his much loved footstool courses. Anthony can been seen in the new BBC1 tv show called Flipping Profit and also appears in BBCs Money For Nothing. The classic footstool course is a one-day extravaganza combining painting techniques with upholstery, perfect for beginners. You will start the day with...
Greater London - Next course on 22nd July 2019
Learn modern upholstery techniques from a professional. Sharon Hennessy has run her own upholstery business for many years and is also a talented and experienced teacher. Bring a post-1950 chair to this five day class, and you will learn whatever skills you need to turn it into something glorious. You will learn about modern upholstery materials and fixings, and, depending on your chosen project, you could also learn machine skills, pattern making, button and fluting,...
Come an learn Upholstery for the day with Vicky Grubb, author of 'The Beginners Guide to Upholstery'. In my one day class I can teach you the basics of reupholstering a small item such as a footstool or an ottoman or dining chair. You will learn to strip the chair and rebuild it using modern upholstery techniques. I provide all the fillings, expertise and a yummy home-cooked lunch and you provide the furniture and fabric....
This course is ideal if you would like to try out upholstery and learn some basic skills in a small group. It runs each weekday (Monday to Friday) from 9.30am to 4.30pm. You will learn from the experts about traditional and modern upholstery techniques, such as webbing, springs, stuffing & stitching. You can either bring along your own small project, such as a stool or dining chair with a drop in seat, or work on...
Greater London - Next course on 30th September 2019
This course is designed for people who plan to set up in business as upholsterers. Some knowledge of traditional upholstery techniques is expected. Topics covered include modern upholstery techniques, modern materials, using an air compressor and staple gun, advanced machining skills, making cushions and loose covers, estimating, setting up a workshop, marketing. The fee of £2,691 is for the year. An initial deposit of £897 will secure your place. The deposit is refundable up to...
Greater London - Next course on 3rd October 2019
A one year step-by-step course in traditional upholstery, designed for career changers. The course is taught systematically through a series of exercises, from a drop in seat to a fully sprung dining chair. Teaching is on Thursdays. Three twelve week terms each year, roughly coinciding with school term times. Exercises: drop-in seat, stitched edge square stool, stitched stuffover dining chair, sprung dining chair, scroll arm, and piped zipped box cushion. The course fee is £2,691....
Worcestershire - Next course on 4th June 2019
Jazz up your home this Spring and get organised by making a pretty padded fabric and ribbon noticeboard in this afternoon workshop. Using fabric of your choice and a selection of tools, you will create a large noticeboard so that you'll never loose anything again! You will be taught by Lorraine, owner of Blueberry Button, in her cosy, colourful studio at the foot of the stunning Malvern Hills. Lorraine is a qualified Textiles Teacher, who...