Upholstery skills - from basic to advanced, traditional and modern styles
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About the Course
The course is taught by Jan and Angela; both are City and Guilds qualified and have previously taught upholstery and sewing for Kirklees College.
Students work in small groups of mixed abilities and ages. New students are encouraged to begin with a small item of furniture such as a drop in seat, a small footstool, or even a headboard. All equipment is available to use, but students are welcome to bring their own tools if they prefer.
Advice and teaching is very hands on and practical and students will learn at their own pace in a friendly and fun environment. Students with no experience are welcome and will be taught the basic skills required to progress to a complete upholstery project. Students with some experience and a desire to refine skills or learn new techniques are equally welcome.
Both modern and traditional techniques can be learnt.
The course is currently located in Almondbury, a couple of miles from Huddersfield.
Individual or small group lessons can be booked at different times including evenings and weekends, and the content and level of the tuition can be tailored to particular needs.
The current course runs across 10 weeks in 2.5 hour sessions. There are 5 time slots - Tuesday am 9.30 - 12.00; Tuesday pm 1.30 - 4.00, Tuesday pm 6.00 - 8.30 and Wednesday am 9.30 - 12.00, Wednesday pm 1.30 - 4.00.
Dates for the next block of 2018 classes are as follows:
Class dates for Autumn term are as follows:
Tuesday September 25
Wednesday September 26
Tuesday October 2
Wednesday October 3
Tuesday October 9
Wednesday October 10
Tuesday October 16
Wednesday October 17
Tuesday 23 half term - no class
Wednesday 24 half term - no class
Tuesday 30 half term - no class
Wednesday 31 half term - no class
Tuesday November 6
Wednesday November 7
Tuesday November 13
Wednesday November 14
Tuesday November 20
Wednesday November 21
Tuesday December 4
Wednesday December 5
Tuesday December 11
Wednesday December 12
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Tools are available to use on the course. Materials and essentials such as tacks, staples and other ancillaries are available to buy at minimal cost. Also on offer are a wide variety of fabrics for purchase at below retail price. Refreshments are available on site for a minimal cost.
Pieces of furniture are not supplied but if new students are struggling to find a suitable piece, assistance can be provided.
I had my very first upholstery lesson yesterday, and I loved it!
Jan and Angela were so welcoming and lovely and took away any nerves straight away, they were so patient and took time to explain all the basics really clearly!
The workshop is fab and has a really lovely friendly feel. I was so happy and excited when I left and I know I’m really going to enjoy my course and learn so much!
Danielle - - #12389
As much as I learn loads on this course, I consider it a great social as well. I love watching Jan and Angela thrash out solutions to new upholstery challenges; each project is treated as unique and the answers are never left uncovered. They 're both tremendous teachers, work at a fierce pace (if that's what you want), and correction is communicated in a sympathetic manner. It's also lovely to talk to other participants about their projects and everyone is more than happy to share. I can't recommend highly enough.
Jacky G - - #9310
Definitely recommend this course for both beginners and advanced upholsterers. The tutors are very knowledgeable and experienced. Great, friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Claire Walsh - - #9306
This is a great course where the atmosphere is friendly and the tutors are very skilled and hands on. No matter what your ability this course will really give you confidence and skills you need to upholster your chosen piece of furniture.
Kim Gardner - - #9301
Excellent course. Very knowledgable tutors catering for all abilities. Good friendly environment. Very satisfying when you have finished your own unique piece of furniture.
Heather Farrar - - #9300
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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
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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