Afternoon Upholstery classes - traditional and modern - Romsey, Hampshire



Currently planned for Wednesday and possibly Thursday afternoon courses (4.30pm-6.30pm) to start early September, dates and times are still to be confirmed. Each course will comprise 12 weeks of classes, or as many weeks as are possible depending on any restrictions that may be in place at the time.

Things are currently all a bit wonky, so no bookings are being taken at the moment, but updates will be made as soon as possible. Drop me a message and I will let you know as soon as this happens!

About the classes
Your tutor Pippa at Pippa Clare Upholstery will introduce you to this wonderful craft. The classes are suitable for those with some experience, as well as complete beginners and because you will work on your own chosen project you will learn at your own pace with expert guidance.

During the course each seat will be stripped, re-webbed and stuffed with traditional or modern materials, completed with your top cover fabric and trimmed. More advanced techniques for improvers can include lashing springs, buttoning, or working with a sprung unit seat base.

Depending on your project you may learn how to stretch and fix webbing in place using a webbing stretcher, the first and second stuffing of the seat, specialist upholstery work such as stitching using double ended and curved needles and deep or float buttoning. You are most welcome to see what other students are working on in class (suitably socially distanced at the moment).

Great pieces suitable for beginners include a drop in seat or stuff over dining chair, or a stool. For improvers projects might include a sprung dining chair, or a small armchair. We have had a fantastic range over the years from tiny footstools to headboards, modern chaise longue and Edwardian sofas. It depends on what you can fit in your car to bring to class!

There is a good range of upholstery materials and sundries that you can purchase from me, such as tacks, webbing, hessian, stuffings, wadding and calico.

Group sizes are kept intentionally small with a maximum of eight.

All you will need to bring to the classes will be yourself, your project and, if possible, a few basic tools. There is a large toolbox available with lots of interesting bits and bobs, as well as the more standard beginner's range of upholstery equipment.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Once we are through the constraints of Covid-19 the tea and coffee supply will resume in the future!


Philippa Crosse at Pippa Clare Upholstery


The Romsey School
Greatbridge Road
SO51 8ZB

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


12 weeks (4:30pm to 6:30pm)

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