One day upholstery workshops - make your own footstool



Make your own footstool in just one day in the relaxed rural setting of the Lune Valley just south of Kirkby Lonsdale, on the border of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lancashire. All the upholstery workshops are guided by Sue Marsden. Sue is the owner of Tuffett and makes bespoke footstools for clients throughout the UK. She also teaches upholstery and runs weekly classes. These one-day workshops are for those who live further away or who haven’t the time to come weekly. No previous experience is needed. Sue’s workshop overlooks glorious countryside and is a light and airy space with a wood burning stove for colder days. Parking is on site next to the workshop.You will take home your completed project having enjoyed a fun day out and learned new skills for life. You will make a 30 x 35cm footstool with legs. Sue will prepare the base and provide all the equipment and materials you need. You will need to bring 1m of your chosen top fabric which Sue can help you to source when you book the class. You will have individual attention to ensure you can progress at your own speed and there will be no more than four guests on the day. Come with friends and make your own group if you wish. There is a 10% discount if you are booking for two or more people.

What's included in the price?

Tuition and all the materials, tools and equipment you will need (you need to bring 1metre of your chosen top fabric). Croissants and tea/coffee on arrival. Lunch of home made soup, bread, cheese and pate. Tea, fresh coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruit will be provided throughout the day. The price includes short legs which you can wax polish or paint.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts




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I make footstools to commission and have extensive knowledge of refurbishing projects. The classes and workshops provide all the equipment and guidance you need to make a footstool or headboard from new or to refurbish a chair or footstool of your own. Everyone enjoys coming to the classes and workshops and it's a lovely space in a countryside setting.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Weekends
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Daytime (weekdays)
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