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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.

£195
Greater London - Next course on 8th June 2019
Weekend taster session in traditional upholstery. Upholstery is a traditional craft which uses materials and techniques developed over centuries to produce elegant, comfortable seating that will last generations. Over the weekend you will learn about the tools, materials, and history of the craft and we will teach you some key techniques. We will show you how to upholster a drop-in seat for a dining chair (either your own or one we can provide). The course...
£155
Ceredigion - Next course on 2nd November 2019
A one-day workshop upholstering a bespoke, locally made ash milking stool using Welsh woollen fabrics. Learn from the great master himself, Mick Sheridan, as he guides you through traditional upholstery techniques. What will you learn on the course? • stuffing • tying • regulating • finishing • how to make tack piping • each stage will be demonstrated by Mick What will the day involve? • discussion and selection of fabric (you will have several...
£3500
Hertfordshire - Next course on 3rd September 2019
The Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers (AMUSF) Diploma course is a three stage program that can be studied part-time over either a two or three year period. Designed to develop and give a greater range of practical skills allowing you to work on antique as well as mid-century modern furniture, from a simple drop-in dining chair seat to large traditionally upholstered armchairs, as well as developing a greater range of tailoring skills required...
£200
Cornwall - Next course on 8th June 2019
This is a lovely introduction to traditional upholstery. This course is run by Polly. Polly has over ten years experience in restoration and has been teaching in London for over seven years so you'll be in safe hands. On this course you will be taught to make a footstool from the frame up, using only traditional upholstery methods, no foam here! The frame, materials, legs (a choice of wooden or metal legs are available) and...
£240
Midlothian
8 week upholstery/upcycling class in fully equipped studio taught by Victoria Meacham, owner of VM Furnishing. Maximum 6 students learning modern and traditional upholstery with access to woodworking, spray painting, restoration and sewing instruction included. Saturday classes are aimed toward intermediate and students with some experience as they are 3 hours rather than the Tuesday or Wednesday 2 hours, however, beginners are welcome. Beginners are suggested to tackle a dining chair or footstool. With a...
£295
Hertfordshire - Next course on 11th June 2019
Our two-day upholstery taster course is ideal for beginners who want to work on their own projects under our expert guidance. If you have little or no experience we suggest that you start with something small like a pin-cushion stuffed chair, drop-in dining seat, a small foot stool, a small headboard, a pelmet or a modern dining chair.  Stripping back the old upholstery and making good the frame can take time, so please bear this...
£3450
Stirlingshire
AMUSF Upholstery Diploma During this three stage programme, students will develop their practical skills, gaining knowledge and experience in the manipulation of a variety of materials and processes, within the context of a series of individual set exercises and projects. Students will receive workshop inductions, practical demonstrations and teaching in the use and application of core materials and techniques, both modern and traditional. Stage 1 practical experience (* assessment pieces): Drop-in seat exercise (modern materials)...
£185
West Midlands
Join us on our rewarding and relaxing course, a workshop full of discovery where you will restore to its former beauty Grandma's or Grandpa's armchair or simply the family's piano stool. This course runs thoughout the year, workshops are tailor-made to suit the participants availablity and requirements, our workshop is situated in the heart of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, 42 vyse st, B18 6HF. Our tutor/assessor holder of a TDLB qualification is a highly skilled and...
£82
Tayside
Upholstery Classes for Beginners with Jaqueline Donachie An exciting class for those new to upholstery or continuing with a current Forgan project. Jacqueline will guide you through a variety of techniques and introduce you to the equipment needed for a small upholstery project. There is a limited number of tools available at the Centre for the class to share. You may choose to invest in your own along the way. To get started you will...
£48
Norfolk - Next course on 7th June 2019
What should I expect? These Fridays will generally run once a month from 10am - 4pm .  This class is informal and tuition will be given to guide you through your upholstery project. This workshop is suitable for experienced or non experienced upholsterers and you will have tools and equipment available to use for Modern or Traditional Upholstery projects.  I can give you guidance on what can be completed at home should you not finish...