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Upholstery classes traditional and modern - afternoons Romsey, Hampshire


About the Course

***The afternoon classes are currently fully booked. Please contact me to be notified of future opportunities***
*** Due to Covid 19 there will be limitations concerning such things as the shared use of tools. Sadly no tea/coffee at the moment will be provided! With many thanks. Pippa ***

An ideal course in upholstery for both beginners and improvers to learn about the craft whilst upcycling your own chair or stool. You will acquire skills and knowledge about upholstery and will be given one-to-one advice and instruction on the best way to achieve professional results. 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.

Demonstrations may include how to stretch and fix webbing in place using a webbing stretcher; first and second stuffing of the seat and specialist upholstery work such as stitching using double ended and curved needles and deep or float buttoning.

For beginners suitable furniture pieces 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.

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.

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I will retain your details (name/phone/email) if you request information about my upholstery courses in order to contact you about future classes and workshops. This information will be used once, unless you respond asking for further or future communication from me.

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?

The course fee includes the use of specialist upholstery tools

Although not guaranteed, you are more than welcome to contact me outside the class times to ask any questions you may have about your project. To date I have not missed replying but might take a little while to do so!


Philippa Crosse at Pippa Clare Upholstery
Plaitford Village Hall
Salisbury Road, Plaitford
SO51 6EE
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Suitable for

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

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

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