Upholstery Workshop - learn to make and upholster a footstool in Poynton, Stockport by The Boho Shed



Hello, we hope you are all well and safe.

We are delighted to announce we will be back up and running in the summer after the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions have been lifted and hope you will find our workshops a welcome delight after the very difficult times we have all had

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.

Come along to one of our one day (10am to 3pm) fun and friendly Upholstery Workshops in the gorgeous town of Poynton, Stockport. The workshop will be held in one of the lovely bright and airy rooms within 'The Centre' historic building.

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 and techniques required so you can 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 to 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.

For more information or to book a place please contact Joanne via the links above.

I look forward to meeting you and to spending an enjoyable and creative day with you.

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

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 also includes lovely homemade cakes, cream scones, biscuits, tea and coffee throughout the day. Lunch is not included in the price, however a delicious afternoon tea or lunch can be enjoyed in one of the gorgeous cafes close to The Centre in Poynton, or please feel free to bring some lunch with you.

Parking is available free of charge at The Centre.

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 and creative day with you.

This is the Upholstery Workshop. We also run Level 1 Furniture Painting Workshop for beginners/intermediates for those of you who would like to learn some all-round skills. Please see our other 'The Boho Shed' course listings here on the Craft Courses site.

Joanne (The Boho Shed).


Joanne Hughes at The Boho Shed
The Centre, 107 Park Lane, Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK12 1RB

Suitable for

  • Adults
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  • Easter
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  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Fathers Day
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  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Mothers Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
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  • Suitable for beginners
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  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users
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In-person course
Wendy - - #31027

I really enjoyed the recent upholstery course at Poynton. We were a small group and the atmosphere was relaxed with Jo on hand to help us all at each stage. Jo is extremely helpful, patient and knowledgable and gave us some great advice and tips to take our new found skills further. The cakes and scones were an added bonus and very much appreciated, thank you Jo’s mum! I am so pleased with my footstool which is so much better than I expected it to be. A great day. Thank you.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much Wendy, It always makes my day to receive such a lovely review and my Mum is delighted you enjoyed her cakes. You did a lovely job of your footstool. Enjoy putting your feet up!

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Liz G - - #30931

I thoroughly enjoyed the day at The Boho Shed in Poynton (The Centre) with Jo. It was just what I was looking for. I attended a Saturday workshop in September 2020, and was so pleased it was running. We were socially distanced as it was a small class due to Covid-19 restrictions. Jo showed us each stage of the process of upholstery clearly and empathized with any difficulties we encountered. All who attended were of a like-mind, and it was a delight to be an a relaxed environment.

I am hoping she will run other classes from Poynton soon as it was a convenient hub for me to travel to and there was dedicated free parking space outside the building. By the way, 'The Centre' is a large village hall with plenty of rooms, a separate kitchen and good toilet facilities. An all-round excellent experience. Well done Jo.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thanks so much for your lovely review Liz. That's much appreciated. I'm delighted you enjoyed the day and it was lovely to met you. I am running workshops in Poynton ongoing this year and will be organising more dates for 2021. I hope to see you again at some point for more creativity :-).

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Diane - - #24736

Fantastic footstool course this week, great instruction by Jo and lots of individual support throughout the day. Well organised and easy to follow instructions. Friendly atmosphere that made it a relaxing day and very pleased with my footstool
Thanks Jo, one of the best craft courses I have done

Response from The Boho Shed:

Wow Di! What a compliment, thank you so very much! You all made it a special day. Looking forward to seeing you again in November. :-)

In-person course
Amy - - #24722

I attended the course this week and have been telling everyone about it since! I had a fantastic day making my footstool, eating cakes and chatting to others on the course. Jo is a thorough tutor and is on hand to offer advice and expertise while you make your footstool. I’d highly recommend the course to anyone with an interest in crafting or upholstery. The skills I learned this week will enable me to tackle other upholstery projects, not just footstools

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for your kind words Amy, I'm really pleased you got so much out of the workshop and look forward to seeing your creations in future. Thanks again for your help too with your IT advice etc! Very much appreciated.

In-person course
Christine - - #24713

Had a great day at The Boho Shed.
Jo immediately puts you at ease and goes through each stage clearly, giving as much or as little help as required.
I love my footstool and can't wait to make another one!
I would highly recommend a visit to Jo and The Boho Shed.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much Christine, you were a pleasure to teach. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the workshop. Give me a shout if you need any further help.

In-person course
Crisiant Batista - - #23121

This was a great day. None of us had done upholstery before but everyone completed a beautiful footstool. Jo was very patient and clear with explanations and I would highly recommend her workshops.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Your chose gorgeous fabric Crisiant and your footstool was excellent! It was a pleasure to teach you all. I hope the rest of your travels were exciting.

In-person course
Julie King - - #23028

Had a fab day today, lovely meeting people with the same interest. Jo was amazing and explained everything to us stage by stage. I keep looking at my footstool and thinking I can't believe I made that!! Had loads of compliments from family and friends and would highly recommend this workshop.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments Julie. It's so satisfying for me to show you how to make something from scratch and see your delighted faces at the finished product. I look forward to seeing you at the Painting Workshop in August.

In-person course
Vicki Hawkins - - #23025

Lovely day with lovely friendly people at the footstool upholstery workshop today, this is my first class with Jo and it was most enjoyable, highly recommended.

Response from The Boho Shed:

It was a pleasure to have you and your lovely Mum at the workshop Vicki. Having such lovely attendees makes the day a great one. I am delighted you enjoyed it. Me too!

In-person course
Rachel - - #19329

The upholstery workshop was my second workshop with Joanne and it was great. Its amazing to think that the piece of fabric you take with you on the day, can be transformed into a little footstool! Thank you again for another great workshop :).

Response from The Boho Shed:

What a lovely group you all were. Such an enjoyable day for me too. So satisfying to see you all leave happy with your gorgeous footstools.

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