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Upholstery and furniture restoration courses

Duration: 12hrs

Price: £185

Book with: Garry Foxon-Hale
at Andupholster

42 Vyse st
Jewellery quarter
West Midlands
B18 6HF

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About the Course

Join us on our rewarding and relaxing course, a workshop full of discovery where you will restore to its former beauty Grandma's or Grandpa's armchair or simply the family's piano stool.

This course runs thoughout the year, workshops are tailor-made to suit the participants availablity and requirements, our workshop is situated in the heart of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, 42 vyse st, B18 6HF.

Our tutor/assessor holder of a TDLB qualification is a highly skilled and qualified upholstery and furniture restoration tutor, who has 40 years in this field, over these years he has witnessed many satisfied course students pleased with the end results which often have been exhibited to members of the public.

During the course our tutor adapts to your needs, on enrolling, an assessment will be made as to the suitability of your project to your skill level therefore enabling the participant to obtain a high standard of work. We take pride in the end results, the participant will learn how to strip frames, restore frames, re-sculpture that "ball and claw foot" upholster in both traditional and modern styles, how to restore patina, learn the history and evolution of furniture, discover why specific woods and textiles are used?

All this in a relaxed and pleasant environment.

Should you require further information please email via the form above.

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?

During the course andupholster's tutor who has the experience and skill to provide you the participant with the necessary techniques to obtain excellent results. Tools required to enable the participant to complete their project to a high standard are provided, the work stations are supplied and adapted to each participants needs. There will be tea and coffee breaks which encourages a relaxed atmosphere, enabling participants to discuss the activity.

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Shortly starting my forth chair!! This course is fun, friendly and addictive Garry knows his stuff and is a perfectionist which makes for a good experience!

- - #7710

Just started a 30'hour course of classes. The workshops are very friendly and relaxed and eveyone encourages 5each other. The tutor Garry is amazing he knows all you need to know about upholstery and is very hands on. I'm currently reupholstering a wing back chair and Garry is helping totally redesign which is what I wanted to learn. It's good to learn as many traditional techniques as possible.
I would highly recommend it.

- - #6105

The class is really fun - interesting people - a great tutor - and learning a new skill- what could be better.
If you've got an old chair that needs some love and attention this is the place to go.

- - #4983

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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

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