Footstool making workshop - weekend



This footstool making workshop is perfect for beginners, as well as people who have a little bit of upholstery experience and those who would like a refresher. You will be introduced to modern upholstery techniques and learn to create a footstool to take home and keep. These footstools make a perfect addition to any home and can also be used as a coffee table if you put a tray on top. There are 3 different size standard footstools to choose from - small at 15" x 12" medium at 15" x 24" large at 24" x 24", (but if you'd like to make a different size let me know.) You also have a choice of legs for your footstool which are all made from solid wood. The course will run from 9.30 am Saturday and we should be finished around lunchtime on Sunday. There will be a maximum of 4 people on the course, working in a relaxed atmosphere and at your own pace. Each student has their own workstation and tools so COVID-19 social distancing restrictions are adhered to. Hand sanitiser, face shields and face masks are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. All equipment is disinfected before and after each use. You will learn every step of the process from cutting the foam and drilling holes in the baseboard - you are not just given a kit of parts to put together. The aim of this course is to make a beautiful, professional-looking footstool, but also for you to leave with the confidence to make more footstools on your own at home. The course will be held in a converted barn workshop at Redhills near Penrith on the fringe of the beautiful Lake District National Park. The studio is a few minutes away from Junction 40 of the M6 and there is free parking on site. Greggs and Burger King are around the corner and the Rheged Centre is a 10-minute walk away. Accommodation is plentiful, please let me know if you need a recommendation for your stay.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials will be provided apart from the top cover fabric. You will need to bring 1 metre of medium weight upholstery fabric of your choice with you. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided throughout the weekend but you may wish to bring your own lunch.


2 days (9:30am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


Bespoke furniture designer and maker based in Penrith, Cumbria. Hand crafted furniture and soft furnishings made from a range of local and exotic hard woods and luxurious fabrics.


Unit 9, Redhills Business Park, Redhills Lane, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Public transport
  • Tutor can travel
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • UK Holiday
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Weekends
  • Suitable for all abilities
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