Join us on our rewarding and relaxing weekend course (Saturday & Sunday), discovering a workshop full of creativity where you will restore to its former beauty Grandma's or Grandpa's armchair or simply the family's piano stool.
The courses are limited to the number of attendees to ensure we meet the guidance relating to Covid-19. Workstations are spread out, there are facilities for washing your hands, the tools are disinfected after each use and many participants have been wearing their own masks. Should you have any concerns please do not hesitate to message using the "Chat with the maker" button.
This course runs throughout the year, workshops are tailor-made to suit the participants availability and requirements, our workshop is situated in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.
Our tutor/assessor is the holder of a TDLB qualification and is a highly skilled and qualified upholstery and furniture restoration tutor with 16 years experience in teaching and 40 years in this craft. Over these years he has witnessed many satisfied course participants 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, friendly and pleasant environment.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
An upholstery 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.
The refreshments station has been closed to protect individuals and therefore you are encouraged to bring your own.
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
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!
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.
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.