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Traditional upholstery courses @ The Woodworks Project, Bath, Somerset


About the Course

The Woodworks Project is offering a traditional upholstery course aimed at beginners. Students on our course will work to upholster a traditional footstool. Under the guidance of our expert tutor Carla, you will learn all the skills and techniques necessary to complete it over the duration of the course, providing a perfect introduction to this time-honoured craft.

Areas covered on our courses will include techniques such as; webbing, stuffing and shaping, specialist stitching, tensioning fabrics, buttoning, piping. These skills make up the fundamentals of all upholstery and provide a perfect platform for further learning, but perhaps more importantly, it’s simply really enjoyable and thoroughly satisfying!

To ensure our students will take home a stool that fits perfectly into their homes, you will be required to provide your own top fabric, but all other materials, including a 50cm x 35cm bare stool frame, are included in the course fee. We would strongly advise that you please ask our tutor’s advice before buying your fabric, as not all fabrics are suitable.

Our courses run one day per week over six weeks, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm. The course runs on Tuesdays. Course fees are £450 including all materials (except top fabric) and use of our professional upholstery tools.

We prefer payment by bank transfer, however we can also accept payment by card, cheque or in cash at our city centre shop: The Woodworks, 32 Southgate Street, Bath BA1 1TP.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

A handmade solid hardwood stool frame, all tools and materials apart from the top fabric, Parking, tea and coffee.


Carla at The Woodworks Project
Roseberry Road
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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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- - #23704

This course was exactly what I was looking for and really enjoyable too. We went through a range of traditional techniques in the process of upholstering the footstool which means I now feel confident to apply them to other projects - and already have! The overall atmosphere was also great and made me feel very welcome. I miss my Tuesday sessions now it’s over. Of course I’ve got a beautiful footstool as a permanent reminder. Thanks Carla

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- - #7429

This was an excellent course made so by Leigh Anne's relaxed teaching style and support. Super practical... Basically able straight off to crack on with my project. All very hands on. I came away with a couple of projects and I am using my new skills upcycling and upholstering at home. Another bonus .... All the others doing the course were lovely and so was a sociable thing too! Thanks.

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