Upholstery skills - from basic to advanced, traditional and modern styles



The course is taught by Jan; a City and Guilds qualified upholsterer who has 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 located in Almondbury, a couple of miles from Huddersfield centre. Students choose 1 or more sessions per week - e.g. Monday morning for 12 weeks The starting date for the next block of classes is shown at the top of this page. To ask any questions before you register for these classes contact Jan Dyson using the 'Ask a Question' tab.

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. Pieces of furniture are not supplied but if new students are struggling to find a suitable piece, assistance can be provided.


12 weeks

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Evenings
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Thorpe Lane, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8TA