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Make and upholster a footstool from scratch workshop in Grappenhall, Warrington - by The Boho Shed

Duration: One day (10am to 3pm)

Price: £85

Book with: Joanne Hughes
at The Boho Shed

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden Witherwin Avenue,
Grappenhall Heys

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About the Course

Learn the wonderful craft of upholstery (no previous experience needed) by making and upholstering a lovely footstool from scratch in one day to take home with you whilst make some new like minded friends in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Come along to one of our one day (10am to 3pm) fun and friendly Upholstery Workshops at the gorgeous Grappenhall Heyes Walled Garden. Spend the day in the bright and airy schoolroom and glass house whilst looking out onto the spectacular gardens. On sunny days, we can get outside!

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 the time.

Ideal for complete beginners, or for people who have dabbled in upholstery previously. You will learn how to make and upholster a gorgeous footstool from scratch (and to paint or wax the bun feet in a colour / shade / style / height of your choice to complement your fabric). You will finish the footstool during the day and be able to take it home with you to enjoy.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools, legs/feet and materials to make your footstool are provided and are included in the price except bring a 1 metre piece of your favourite fabric to cover your footstool. Should you need any guidance with this, please get in touch.

The price includes lovely homemade cakes, cream scones, biscuits, tea and coffee throughout the day. Lunch is not included in the price, however a delicious afternoon tea or lunch can be enjoyed in the gorgeous adjoining glass house Ape Bars Cafe overlooking the amazing gardens, or please feel free to bring some lunch with you.

Parking is available free of charge within the Walled Garden just outside the School Room.

Please come in comfortable clothing and ideally an apron (not essential). Also comfortable shoes.

We are extremely proud of the lovely reviews we have received from people attending previous workshops. Please take a look in The Boho Shed review section.

Please contact me via the green 'contact' button at the top of this page for further information or to secure your place. I look forward to meeting you and sharing a lovely and creative day with you.

Joanne (The Boho Shed)

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Really enjoyed the footstool course with Jo of the Boho Shed. Jo was really thorough, taking us through how to make them step by step. I feel confident that I could make one at home.
Thank you to Jo for a really good day

- - #23890

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for your lovely comments Jo. It was great to meet you and your Mum. You made a couple of gorgeous footstools. Hope to see you again. x

Had a lovely day learning to upholster footstools. Thanks Jo! The constant supply of biscuits and cakes was a great touch too.

- - #23885

Response from The Boho Shed:

It was lovely to meet you and your lovely daughter today Maxine. You both did a great job with your gorgeous creations. I'll pass the lovely comments about the cakes to my Mum and Aunty (the bakers!) :-)

What a lovely day. Really enjoyed the footstool upholstery course and came home with a gorgeous footstool. It was a busy but fun day and Jo was a fantastic teacher showing us the techniques as well as letting us try them out for ourselves. Lovely group of fellow upholsters and the scones were gorgeous.

- - #23878

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for the lovely review Liz. It's always great to have returning fellow creators.

What a lovely day spent with Joanne and friends. We all made our individual foot stool with our different fabrics, showing just how versatile a foot stool can look. Good banter and clear instructions given by Joanne. Everyone received help as required to complete their foot stool to an excellent standard. Would recommend this course.
Also Joanne’s Mum makes the best scones ever. Would love the recipe!! Many thanks for a great time.

- - #22503

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for your kind words Karen. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day. I have fed back to my Mum about the scones, she's over the moon! I'll get the recipe to you asap :-).

I have just had a great day with Joanne making a foot stool. It was a relaxed and fun way to learn a new skill. Joanne helped us all out and the low numbers on the course meant we could have attention from Joanne to make sure we had a good end product. Add to that her home made cakes and scones, good banter and a new footstool - what a great way to spend a Saturday! Thanks Joanne.

- - #22436

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thanks Davina, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day and enjoyed the cakes :-). What a great bunch.

Fantastic course. Great instruction and a fab quality footstool completes in a day to take with you. As well as the project on the day feel like I learned a lot and am ready to tackle next project. Lunch was fab too!

- - #20580

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Course Start Dates

Friday 20th September 2019
Friday 22nd November 2019
Friday 21st February 2020
Saturday 4th April 2020
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Saturday 24th October 2020
Saturday 12th December 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Weekends

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