Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
This is a weekly course designed for both beginners and people with more experience who want help and guidance to complete a project.
Morning sessions available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30am-12
Bring your own item of furniture to be upholstered.
You can buy a footstool frame and all the materials needed to completely traditionally upholster your stool.
The course is run from my workshop based in central Bristol, with a maximum of 4 students in a class, you are guaranteed quality tuition time.
please get in touch for availability.
Terms start in time with Bristol Secondary schools. see my website or email me for more details on dates.
What's included in the price?
You can purchase upholstery materials as you need them in quantities for your project.
All tools are available for use while you are in the workshop and tools are available to buy if you catch the upholstery bug and want to continue your project at home.
Workshop sundries such as glue, twine and tacks are included in the cost.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are included.
A fantastic flexible and friendly course which I can not recommend enough. I called Karen out of the blue for a chat about my project and the type of fabric I should buy, she was so friendly and helpful I enrolled straight onto the course. It's been fantastic to take along my own project, karen's very knowledgeable and tailored the sessions to what I wanted to achieve, even gave me little tasks to do before the next session, which was just what I wanted. 4/5 sessions down and I'm coming to the end of my project, I'm really going to miss it and can't wait to find the next project to move onto.
I get quite a few friends laughing when I say I drive down from London on a weekly basis and have been doing so for the past three weeks to see Karen. As a self employed person I cannot take several days off to hunker down in another city so the morning short courses are totally worth it and a nice break from my routine.
What is even better is it is traditional upholstery. Not a staple in sight which is exactly what I wanted.
Karen is very passionate about what she does and the popularity of her courses proves it.
It is a flexible way of learning a new skill and the wealth of knowledge I am currently getting from Karen is amazing.
Totally addicted!! Been coming for over 6 months, Karen is absolutely fantastic. She is attentive, flexible and ready to share her ideas and experience. As well as her invaluable knowledge of upholstery she has created a fun, welcoming and comfortable environment in which to complete your project/projects!! Can't recommend highly enough.
I can not recommend Karen an her course highly enough. Her style of teaching is perfect as you gain all the know how you need, with a real hands on approach. I have given new life to lots of pre loved chairs an foot stools an take great pride in the quality finish Karen has helped me create. I look forward all week to going again. Real ME time an we all need that.
I loved doing this upholstery course at Badger Upholstery and am now the proud owner of a sumptuous footstool which I love and is admired by everyone who comes to my house.
The course took place in the centre of colourful, creative Montpelier and was really easy to find. The studio was well equipped, peaceful, bright and sunny - perfect for learning new skills in a relaxed environment.
The teacher, Karen, created a lovely atmosphere for the class - welcoming, warm and friendly at the same time as being productive and focused. Her teaching style was just what I needed - supportive, positive, encouraging and very patient. As students, we all came with varying levels of experience, skills and confidence and Karen was able to adjust her teaching to meet all of our needs - in fact, we all worked on different pieces of furniture and were all thrilled with the results. She also looked after us very well, offering teas, coffees and delicious home made cookies and cakes.
I feel like the course equipped me with a huge range of new skills and I would definitely highly recommend this course.
Thank you Karen, I had a great time and your course is just what I had in mind - My new footstool looks amazing!!! I would now feel confident doing a small project myself. Really appreciated you letting me be flexible with my dates, your home was lovely (especially your home made cakes and biscuits!!!). I will be getting one of your courses as a gift for my sister.