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.
Angie aims on this 4 day course to introduce new students to the wonderful occupations of either upholstery, soft furnishings or loose covers, in a happy balance between learning and enjoyment, so that you can go home and transform your homes. She has been teaching for nearly 16 years from her home just outside Matlock on the edge of the peak District.
There are 3 students on this 4 day course. The small student numbers...
"The Complete Chair Makeover" workshop in which we revive a vintage chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint & upholstery. It's a full day and great fun, places are limited to 5 per course so it's ideal for friends to book and come along together!
Stephanie (the proprietor of La Di Da and avid upcycler) runs the course and will guide you through step by step. She has a relaxed and friendly style of teaching. A...
Create your own footstool using paint and upholstery. No experience needed, your tutor Steph will guide you through from choosing colours to go with your fabric, the application of the paint and waxes, upholstering and finishing your footstool.
What you need to bring: 1 metre of light upholstery fabric
What is provided? All the materials you need including the frame, tools to use, fire retardant interliner and trim to finish. Lots of tea, coffee and...
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.
The ottoman, a large footstool can also double up as a coffee table. Students on the course will learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, including slip stitching and making the buttons. Paint techniques are also taught using Reloved vintage paints.
- Next course on 8th April 2019
Have you got an upholstery project but don’t know where start? Get help and attend our brand new ‘Bring your own’ upholstery course hosted by Upholsterer and Creative Director, Simion Hawtin-Smith.
Simion will provide you with all the advice and tools you need to give your piece of furniture, a new lease of life. Whether it is an Ercol chair, an armchair, a cocktail chair or even a footstool, you are guaranteed to create something...
- Next course on 28th March 2019
Learn to upholster a beautiful footstool on a two day course in Stockport. BBC 1 Money for Nothing Upholsterer Simion Hawtin-Smith is now offering courses.
Designed in the Reloved workshop, courses will teach students traditional and modern upholstery skills, paint techniques, and much more. Based at Reloved Works in Bredbury Greater Manchester studio, classes will be small and friendly. Students will have plenty of time with Simion, helping them to gain valuable knowledge to begin...
Whether you want to upholster an old foot stall, recover and revise a lampshade and stand, use decoupage to create a quirky chest of drawers or desk, make a roman blind or simply learn to use a sewing machine....this is the workshop for you! Lucy has oodles of skills and ideas to inspire you!
From decoupage, paint effects, fabric application and quirky design concepts, this workshop will give you the skills and inspiration to transform...
Learn about traditional materials and sundries, e.g. Tacks, webbing, springs, hessian, horsehair, wadding and calico. Learn about traditional methods, e.g. ripping out, to web, attach hessian, hair stuffing, stitched edges, apply calico, apply top cover fabric and trimmings. Modern methods also taught.
Suitable for beginners and improvers. Small classes - maximum of 8 (eight) students. Bring your own furniture. Beginners should ring tutor for advice on what will be suitable. Upholstery materials and sundries will...
Upholstery One Day Workshops - Saturdays
Maybe you're new to upholstery, this is a great way to 'dip your toe' to find out if you are going to enjoy the art of upholstery, you will learn about the tools and traditional methods using webbing, hessian and fillings.
This single day is also perfect if you're not able to commit to our 5 week courses, perhaps you have a piece of furniture you're already working on...