About the Course
Come an learn Upholstery for the day with Vicky Grubb, author of 'The Beginners Guide to Upholstery'. In my one day class I can teach you the basics of reupholstering a small item such as a footstool or an ottoman or dining chair. You will learn to strip the chair and rebuild it using modern upholstery techniques. I provide all the fillings, expertise and a yummy home-cooked lunch and you provide the furniture and fabric. I can take up to four people on my Saturday Workshop, so perfect for a group too.
Please contact me for further details.
About Me: I am a Qualified Upholsterer having studied for several years, finally achieving a Diploma. I have run my upholstery business for 10 years, taking classes for the last 5. I am author of the Upholstery Book 'The Beginners Guide to Upholstery'.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
*All tools and materials (stuffing, wadding, calico) will be provided as part of the fee. You will need to bring along the piece of furniture you wish to upholster and some yummy fabric and any braiding you wish to apply.
Lunch is included
I have been to two of the day courses and loved it. I now find myself searching for more items to cover which will test the skills learned. Highly recommend this class.
I loved learning the traditional methods of upholstery, but so much more to learn.
Andrea Adamson - - #1901
I had been planning to upholster my four dining chair for ages and would probably have never got round to it had it not been for Vicky's upholstery course. I seriously underestimated what I needed to do to make my chairs look new again. Fortunately, with Vicky's expertise and a large dollop of patience (hers and mine) my chairs look amazing. I highly recommend her course. Love her studio too!
Rachel White - - #866
I have no experience in upholstery and turned up with a £20 footstool that I found at an antiques market. I was very apprehensive about what I could achieve but was amazed with the results. Vicky was very good at breaking down all the different stages that we had to go through and made them seem very achievable. My friends and family cannot believe that I upholstered the footstool. Somebody did ask if I could do one for them (not sure I am there yet but pleased they thought so!) I am on the look out for my next piece as it is really rewarding coming away with something that looks so great!
Liz Jary - - #861
I did not have much faith in my ability to upholster but cannot believe what Vicky managed to teach me in one day. I arrived with a £10 telephone table seat and left with something that looks like I paid a lot more for it and has pride of place in my bedroom. We stripped our items right back and learnt all the traditional techniques to get our items looking great again. Vicky knows loads about fabrics too and was able to suggest some amazing suppliers. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to give upholstery a go or further their skills. I'm hooked now!
Laura Gaunt - - #860
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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