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Make and upholster a footstool from scratch workshop (to take home) in Rainford, St. Helens - by The Boho Shed

Duration: One day (10am to 3pm)

Price: £85

Book with: Joanne Hughes
at The Boho Shed

Rainford Village Hall
Church Road
Rainford, St Helens
WA11 8HB

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About the Course

Come along to one of our (one day) fun and friendly upholstery workshops at Rainford Village Hall, St. Helens. Learn how to make and upholster a lovely footstool from scratch to take home with you on the day and make some new like minded friends.

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 beginners, or for people who have dabbled in the wonderful craft of 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 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.

For more information or to book a place please contact Joanne via the contact "button" link above.

I look forward to meeting you and to spending an enjoyable and creative day with you!

Future dates to be arranged. Please contact to show your interest.

Some lovely reviews from previous attendees:

'Jo is very knowledgeable and helpful. Lovely small group so almost 1:1 tutoring. Very friendly atmosphere'
Debbie Mitchell

'Really good fun with local people. I like that it is a small group'
Nicola Robinson

'Well organised, planned and structured and fun too. I got personalised assistance. It was friendly, at a good pace and I had a sense of achievement at each stage'
Denise Gibney

'It was friendly, enjoyable and educational.
Rachel Greenwood-Haigh

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 and materials to make your footstool are provided and included in the price except bring a 1 metre piece of your favourite fabric to cover your footstool.

Scones, cakes, biscuits and tea / coffee will be provided throughout the day. Please bring some lunch with you.

Free parking is available across the road from the Village Hall.

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

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 day with you.

Joanne (The Boho Shed)

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This was a great day. None of us had done upholstery before but everyone completed a beautiful footstool. Jo was very patient and clear with explanations and I would highly recommend her workshops.

- - #23121

Response from The Boho Shed:

Your chose gorgeous fabric Crisiant and your footstool was excellent! It was a pleasure to teach you all. I hope the rest of your travels were exciting.

Had a fab day today, lovely meeting people with the same interest. Jo was amazing and explained everything to us stage by stage. I keep looking at my footstool and thinking I can't believe I made that!! Had loads of compliments from family and friends and would highly recommend this workshop.

- - #23028

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments Julie. It's so satisfying for me to show you how to make something from scratch and see your delighted faces at the finished product. I look forward to seeing you at the Painting Workshop in August.

Lovely day with lovely friendly people at the footstool upholstery workshop today, this is my first class with Jo and it was most enjoyable, highly recommended.

- - #23025

Response from The Boho Shed:

It was a pleasure to have you and your lovely Mum at the workshop Vicki. Having such lovely attendees makes the day a great one. I am delighted you enjoyed it. Me too!

The upholstery workshop was my second workshop with Joanne and it was great. Its amazing to think that the piece of fabric you take with you on the day, can be transformed into a little footstool! Thank you again for another great workshop :).

- - #19329

Response from The Boho Shed:

What a lovely group you all were. Such an enjoyable day for me too. So satisfying to see you all leave happy with your gorgeous footstools.

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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 17th September 2019
Wednesday 18th September 2019
Tuesday 26th November 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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