In-person course
in Warrington

Cheshire LEARN TO UPHOLSTER a Footstool Workshop (1 Day) - Treat Yourself to a 'Me Day' and Learn Upholstery



I'd love to welcome you to one of my one day (10 am to 3 pm) 'Upholstery Workshops' in a relaxed and friendly environment at the gorgeous Grappenhall Heyes Walled Garden, Warrington, Cheshire. Spend the day in the bright and airy schoolroom and glasshouse whilst looking out onto the spectacular gardens. On sunny days, we can get outside! Having taught the workshops for the past three years, the people who have attended previously have reported they don't just leave with a new skill, but they say they have enjoyed a lovely day out from their busy lives and pressures (with lots of chats, laughs, coffee and cake!), they have met some lovely new friends, and more often than not, they have been inspired to continue further with their ongoing creative endeavours. Please see all of the lovely reviews from attendees. Learn the wonderful craft of upholstery (no previous experience needed) by making and upholstering a lovely footstool from scratch in one day to take home with you whilst making some new like-minded friends in a relaxed, supportive and beautiful environment. Ideal for complete beginners, or for people who have dabbled in upholstery previously. You will learn the basic skills of upholstery and all about the tools, materials and techniques required to enable you to continue with your own projects at home. A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one to one instruction for much of the time. All you will need to bring is some lovely fabric to cover your footstool. You will be able to choose the style and height of your bun feet and you will paint or wax the bun feet in a colour/shade/style of your choice to complement your fabric. I will be there every step of the way to guide you and take you through the process at your pace. With such a small group, there is plenty of time for one to one discussion. Full workshop notes on techniques, tools and materials and where to buy will be provided. If you have any questions in advance of booking your place please scroll to the bottom and select 'message the tutor,' if you would like to proceed to book your place please select 'see available dates' at the top of this page. I look forward to meeting you and to spending an enjoyable and creative day with you.

What's included in the price?

All tools, legs/feet and materials to make your footstool are provided and are included in the price except bring a 1-metre piece of your favourite fabric to cover your footstool. Should you need any guidance with this, please get in touch. The price includes lovely homemade cakes, cream scones, biscuits, tea and coffee throughout the day. Lunch is not included in the price, however, delicious afternoon tea or lunch can be enjoyed on most days in the gorgeous adjoining glass house Ape Bars Cafe overlooking the amazing gardens, or please feel free to bring some lunch with you. Parking is available free of charge within the Walled Garden just outside the workshop. Please come in comfortable clothing and ideally an apron (not essential). Also comfortable shoes. We are extremely proud of the lovely reviews we have received from people attending previous workshops. Please take a look in The Boho Shed review section. Should you choose to join us on this workshop, I look forward to meeting you and sharing a lovely day with you. This is our 'Level 1 Upholstery Workshops' (for beginners) for those of you who are starting out on your upholstery journey We also run: - 'Level 1 Furniture Painting Workshop' (for beginners/intermediates). - Level 2 'Furniture Painting Workshops' (for intermediates/advanced) for those of you who have done some painting previously and would like to expand on and develop your skills - 'Combined Furniture Painting and Upholstery Workshop' (for all levels) for those who just love creating and want to learn some additional creative skills by upcycling a kitchen/dining chair To see further details and available dates for all of our workshops, please scroll down to just above the map and click on 'More From This Maker'. I hope to meet you soon, Jo x (The Boho Shed)


1 day (10:00am to 3:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.



The Boho Shed

with Craft Courses since 2018

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My passion is to help you unlock your creative juices, help you develop your ideas in transforming and brightening your furniture and home, introduce you to like-minded friends at my welcoming workshops and provide a supportive, relaxed & fun environment in which to learn new skills whilst taking some enjoyable time out of your often busy life. I run FURNITURE PAINTING and UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOPS in Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside. I look forward to welcoming you to one of my workshops. Jo


Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden Witherwin Avenue,, Grappenhall Heys, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 3DS

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