About the Course
This course is ideal if you would like to try out upholstery and learn some basic skills in a small group. It runs each weekday (Monday to Friday) from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
You will learn from the experts about traditional and modern upholstery techniques, such as webbing, springs, stuffing & stitching.
You can either bring along your own small project, such as a stool or dining chair with a drop in seat, or work on a footstool frame that is available to buy at the Upholstery Skills Centre.
If you wish to take your creation home, you can either bring along or purchase the upholstery materials you use at the Skills Centre. You will have the opportunity to buy your footstool creation and tools at the end of the day, if you wish!
This course is suitable for all levels of proficiency and experience. Each student works at their own pace.
At the Skills Centre, you will learn how to upholster with professional upholsterers.
We are an Approved Training Centre for AMUSF (Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers) Qualifications and are proud to be the only one in Essex.
The tutors within the Centre - Mark, Paul and David:
- Have over 100 years of professional experience between them;
- Studied at London College of Furniture; and
- Are masters of their craft and trade.
Their work can be seen in:
- Top London hotels, including The Savoy, Dorchester and Claridges;
- Michelin Star Restaurants;
- The private homes of many rich and famous people, including Clarence House; and
- On TV!
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?
Tea, coffee, biscuits and the tools that you need are all provided at the Upholstery Skills Centre!
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.