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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.

Join us on this fun-filled workshop where you will be able to make your own footstool like the one pictured above. You will be taught by Sarah Crawford & Natalie Evans. You will need 1/2 a meter of upholstery grade fabric of your choice. You may need a little more than that if there is a pattern, as you will want to position the pattern just so on the day! We shall begin the day...
Greater London - Next course on 27th August 2019
Bring a chair and you will spend five days reupholstering it. You will learn either traditional or modern upholstery techniques depending on the age and design of your chair. Amanda will share a wealth of skill and knowledge of modern and historical craft techniques in this five day session. You will need to bring a chair obviously, and if you are not sure whether it is suitable, please send us an image. The class size...
During this two day workshop you will reupholster your own dining chairs. All materials and tools will be provided to create your own unique dining set, along with lunch and refreshments. Just send a picture of your chair or chairs to You can even paint them if you wish by spraying or with a brush; this will take longer possibly another day. Just bring your chairs and your selected top fabric to our workshop...
Hertfordshire - Next course on 19th June 2019
This short taster course is ideal for those with little or no sewing skills who want to learn how to make their own professional looking roman blinds.  On our one-day short taster course you will be introduced to the techniques of making a standard roman blind, calculating fabric quantities and the number and size of the folds required, fitted to a track system that is compliant with the new Child Safety for Blinds Requirements.  Together...
Come an learn Upholstery with Vicky Grubb, author of 'The Beginners Guide to Upholstery'. In my six week course I can teach you the basics of reupholstering an item such as a nursery chair. You will learn to strip the chair and rebuild it using modern upholstery techniques. The classes are run on either a Monday night or a Thursday morning for three hours at a time, term time. About Me: I am a Qualified...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 8th June 2019
The course involves making a footstool from start to finish, learning basic upholstery skills and learning how to use upholstery tools. You will get to take the footstool home. All materials are included along with a light lunch. This is a great class to start if you want to learn the art of upholstery.
North Yorkshire
Create your own unique small footstool. Course runs over 2 Wednesday evenings. You will learn some of the techniques required to upholster your own small footstool, including webbing and applying hessian, painting techniques and applying fabric to your stool. Once you have completed the course, you will come away with your own unique footstool and fabulous new skills. Everything you need is included, other than you will need to bring 1 metre of your own...
Greater London - Next course on 15th June 2019
A one day session where you can bring pretty much anything furniture-wise and spend the day doing whatever you want with it; upholster it, restore it, strip it, paint it, reconfigure it or turn it into firewood - whatever you like. Come and use our equipment, materials and expertise, and move a project on, or start something new, or just give something a quick makeover. You will need a project, obviously, and if you're not...
​All workshops are run by Lee Deary certified in 'Traditional  Upholstery and Soft Furnishings' through the AMUSF . She established Finch and Toad offering a bespoke traditional and modern upholstery service. Lee has introduced a range of upholstery classes run in various venues across Norfolk and Lincolnshire. These weekends at Unique Cittage Studios will take place usually once a month. Both days run from 9: 45am - 4:15pm and depending upon the size of your...
Somerset - Next course on 11th June 2019
The Woodworks Project is offering a traditional upholstery course aimed at beginners. Students on our course will work to upholster a traditional footstool. Under the guidance of our expert tutor Carla, you will learn all the skills and techniques necessary to complete it over the duration of the course, providing a perfect introduction to this time-honoured craft. Areas covered on our courses will include techniques such as; webbing, stuffing and shaping, specialist stitching, tensioning fabrics,...