Beginners Upholstery Workshop in Preston, Lancashire - Make a Footstool



Treat Yourself to a 'Me Day' and learn the wonderful craft of upholstery (no previous experience needed). Ideal for complete beginners, or for people who have dabbled in upholstery previously. I'd love to welcome you to one of my one day (10 am to 3 pm) 'Footstool Upholstery Workshops' where you will learn all about the tools, foams, materials, folds, finishings etc. in a relaxed and friendly environment at the lovely Tennis Club in Bamber Bridge Preston, Lancashire. You will be 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. 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. You will be able to upholster all kinds of furniture once you have completed the workshop. All you will need to bring is a 1 x 1 metre piece of 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. Having taught the workshops for the past five years, my attendees have reported they don't just leave with the skills to continue at home upholstering many different pieces, 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 have been inspired to continue further with their ongoing creative endeavours. Please see all of the lovely reviews from attendees. 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 right 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 1m square 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, tea and coffee throughout the day. Lunch is not included in the price, however there are plenty of lovely eateries within walking distance, or please feel free to bring some lunch with you. Parking is available free of charge just outside the workshop venue. Please come in comfortable clothing and ideally an apron (not essential). Also comfortable shoes. I am extremely proud of the lovely reviews I 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 'Beginners Upholstery Workshops' for those of you who are starting out on your upholstery journey. I also run: - FURNITURE PAINTING WORKSHOPS' covering beginners to more advanced techniques. - DIY & HOME MAINTENANCE WORKSHOPS' covering many techniques to give you independence in your home All workshops are run in Warrington, Preston and Manchester. To see further details and available dates for all of our workshops, please scroll down to just above the map and click on 'The Boho Shed' just under the title 'Maker'. I hope to meet you soon, Jo x (The Boho Shed)


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



The Boho Shed

with Craft Courses since 2018

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My passion is to help you unlock your creative talents, to 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, UPHOLSTERY and DIY & HOME MAINTENANCE Workshops in Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. I look forward to welcoming you to one of my workshops. We also sell beautiful CHALK FURNITURE PAINT. Pease click on 'more from this maker' on any of our course listings for your choice of colours. Jo (The Boho Shed) x

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South Ribble Tennis Centre, Cuerden Way, Bamber Bridge, PRESTON, Lancashire, PR5 6BJ