Upholstery and upcycling furniture and interiors



Whether you want to upholster an old footstool, recover and revise a lampshade and stand, use decoupage to create a quirky chest of drawers or desk, make a roman blind or simply learn to use a sewing machine....this is the workshop for you! Lucy has oodles of skills and ideas to inspire you! From decoupage, paint effects, fabric application and quirky design concepts, this workshop will give you the skills and inspiration to transform your interior product. As well as learning many skills and techniques from Lucy you will also gain inspiration and ideas from students working on other projects. This one day workshop is not suitable for large pieces of furniture (Winged back chairs, 3 piece suites!) and internal repair. Possible workshop skills: -Upholstery -Decoupage -Furniture painting and techniques (A chance to make your own chalk paint!) -Roman Blinds -Curtains -Cushions (Piped, zipped, buttons.....) -Lampshade recovering (various techniques) -Sewing skills (Hand and Machine) -Design concepts -Pattern and texture/colour concepts Lucy Renshaw runs her Interior design and soft furnishing workshops and business from her renovated 17th Century colourful home in the Derbyshire Dales. Lucy is a Royal College of Art graduate with 17 years experience in her field. She now tutors Interior Design at Nottingham Trent University and has experience in Contemporary Upholstery, Soft Furnishings, Furniture design, Design Consultancy and Mixed Media Textiles. Over the years Lucy has exhibited at various trade shows, including Maison et Objet, Paris. ICFF, New York and has also completed commissions for Liberty London, Kew Gardens, and Colin Firths Eco Age, as well as being commissioned to write a book about her design concepts - 'Mixed Media and Found Materials.' (A&C Black) Lucy is known for her bold use of colour and pattern and has a passion for working with reclaimed materials. Inspirational classes to suit all abilities with experienced tutoring in a relaxed environment. Lucy also runs Interior Design and colour workshops, which are very practical and could be used in conjunction with this course.

What's included in the price?

All prep materials, but you will need to bring a chosen project/piece of furniture. A wide variety of fabrics and paints are available, but please bring along preferred colours and top fabrics. If you are struggling to find a furniture piece, Lucy can help, so get in touch. Please bring along your own lunch......Lucy will provide plenty of tea and home made cake!


1 day (10:00am to 3:00pm)

Cancellation policy

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



Lucy Renshaw

with Craft Courses since 2016

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Suitable for

  • Teenagers
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Hen dos
  • Stag dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for all abilities
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Meadows End Cottage, Intakes Lane, Turnditch, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2LU