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Ministry of Upholstery - upholstery classes

Ministry of Upholstery - upholstery classes

Duration: one day 10:30 - 4:00

Price: £165

Book with: Alicia Essex
at The Crafty Nest

The Crafty Nest
78 Walton Road
East Molesey
Surrey
KT8 0DL

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About the Course

This is a verified Ministry of Upholstery Class. The classic footstool course is a one-day extravaganza combining painting techniques with upholstery, perfect for beginners using modern upholstery techniques. You will start the day with a solid hardwood frame and throughout the day you will follow the step by step guidance under our tutelage, learning all about the tools and materials used, as well as covering lots of techniques from webbing, applying Hessian and wadding, cutting fabric and corners. You will also be introduced basic painting techniques and have an opportunity to choose from a wide range of colours in our teaching stock to paint your legs to match your fabric! At the end of the day’s course you will be able to take your footstool home to show off your new-found skills!

The course includes everything you need to make your stool*, you just need to supply one metre of fabric. If you fancy making another footstool for your friend or family member (and trust us, you will be asked!) then kits, containing everything you need to make the stools, will be available to purchase or order on the day. Please note that we will be ordering in your materials, registration is required 7 days before the event otherwise please ring the shop prior to booking.

PRIVATE PARTIES - gather 4 friends together and we can organise a private party making foot stools - 10% private party bookings. Ring the shop to discuss.

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?

Everything is included to make your stool. You need only come with one metre of your chosen fabric.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos