I absolutely loved my 2 days at Karen’s workshop! I learned so much and am delighted with the progress I made on my chair. Karen is warm and welcoming and very supportive. She shares her expertise and skills step by step, helping each person to work on their own chair to their own liking. I really liked it that I learned about processes not needed for my chair, from watching what the other people were doing. An added bonus is the delicious and convivial lunch we shared. I can’t recommend this course highly enough and I will definitely return. Thank you Karen!
This is a fantastic course. Karen was amazing. She helped us all to make great progress with our projects. I’m so thankful for the help in giving my Gran’s old chair a new lease of life.
Also a special thank you to Karen’s husband for the amazing lunches and daughter for the spectacular baked treats!
Would highly recommend.
Thank you Karen.
Karen is a great teacher who set our expectations from the start. I almost finished my chair but left with the skills and materials to finish the project at home. It was a great weekend, I learnt lots and ate even more of the delicious food and snacks provided! Will definitely be coming back to learn more and finish other projects. Thank you
What a brilliant two days!
I was given this course as a present, and as such accepted the generous gift at face value and did little research into the course. I emailed Karen with my project, asking for her thoughts and from then on the experience was fantastic.
As a wood and metal worker I have many years experience in workshops but had never considered upholstery, a now obvious extension to my practice.
Karen led us all through our individual projects whilst keeping a great group dynamic in the room, each stage was patiently covered (sic) and then reviewed when complete. At no time did one feel lost, or helpless. I completed my project with a couple of hours to spare and without a moment to consider, was started on another one to make a cushion to complement my upholstered chair.
I made new friends within the group, the communal lunches were delicious and full of conversation.
I am now looking at options for my next project, I might test Karen a little harder next time, she certainly has the skills and experience.
I absolutely loved this course. Karen is a patient teacher who is clearly passionate about upholstery. I wanted to sign up for another course straight away. I’ll definitely be back for more!
I feel so fortunate that this is the upholstery course that I signed up for (I have been attending for 18 months now). I’d researched others, but was put off by having to stick to a rigid syllabus. Karen’s class, on the other hand, allows you to bring any piece - however difficult or unusual - and work on it with guidance & the extreme expertise that Karen herself offers. Not only is the teaching tailored to students (of any ability), but the group is small (no more than 4) so that Karen can give everyone plenty of individual attention. Karen has tremendous warmth & patience, supporting students in gaining skills, confidence & encouraging their creativity (I love seeing other attendees develope their ideas & projects - I learn from that too). This class is a real pleasure to attend & I can’t rate it highly enough!
Karen is passionate about upholstery and is a great and inspirational teacher. The small group of four mean that you get a lot of attention from Karen in a welcoming, friendly and relaxed environment. Wednesday afternoons are the high light of my week and I would highly recommend Badger Upholstery to anyone who is thinking of taking up upholstery.
I can’t rate this course enough. Karen is quite possibly the most patient, kind and very talented teacher you could ask for if you want to learn the craft of upholstery. From covering a small stool to making your own from scratch.
The classes are small which means you get lots of attention should you need it and learn in a very friendly relaxed environment. I probably shoudn’t mention Karen’s delicious home made flapjacks and cappuccinos to die for which makes the course exceptional value for money!
Karen is a skilled and experienced upholsterer. There's nothing she doesn't know and she is the most amazing and patient teacher. I started with a weekend course about 18 months ago and have been hooked ever since. I love my Tuesday evening upholstery classes; they are the perfect antidote to the stresses of my day job. I fully recommend Karen's classes; whatever you want to upholster she'll help you create a professional looking and unique outcome!
Karen is an excellent teacher and doesn’t seem to mind when I ask her to show me the same knot again and again! The class is well humoured as well as productive and we are gratefully supplied with lovely flapjacks and coffee. It is so easy to get the bug. I’m always excited to tackle new projects and learn new skills thanks to Karen.
I’m amazed at what Karen coaxed out of me - I did a very complicated antique family heirloom as my first project and it turned out fantastically well! She’s a great teacher and it’s just such a joy being in her studio. I’m hooked now, and keep eying things in my home wondering if they ‘need’ upholstering! Great coffee too.
I love doing upholstery courses with Karen. She is so enthusiastic about her craft and a brilliant empathetic teacher whose keenness passion and interest in all matters upholstery is catching. I have totally got the bug. Karen encourages me in whatever project i am working on. Completely reupholstering a huge chaise longue in a 2 day course is a wonderful testament to Karen's teaching and can do approach. And the coffee is fantastic as well.
Karen was a delight to work with. I learned how to deep-button a footstool.
She let’s you do your own work with guidance as needed. I felt completely empowered and had a huge sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.
Oh! And did I mention the food? Delicious and healthy.
Absolutely loved this course. Upholstery has always been something that I wanted to train in and Karen is most definitely the person that I would go to if you want to learn. You have everything you need in the workshop and Karen was so welcoming. The atmosphere was very relaxed and I loved the home cooked lunch, was not excepting that! I will definitely be returning with another project to further my skills. I had such an amazing day!
A challenging first project I was told! - with Karen's 'can do' attitude and support, I succeeded in finishing a complex chair in a two day workshop followed by a couple of one off sessions. I loved the small group size and that we were all working on different projects. Karen's ability to 'hold' us all at our different stages with different needs was extraordinary and I'm looking forward to returning. Great coffee too!
My husband and I have just completed a thoroughly enjoyable intensive upholstery weekend with Karen. We couldn't be more delighted with the excellent quality of tuition, how much we learnt and the projects we have completed. As well as being a fantastic tutor, Karen was a great host and ensured we were very well catered for. Lunch, coffee and snacks were delicious as well. We have now caught the upholstery bug and would definitely recommend Karen's workshops.
Fantastic course! A great way to spend a weekend, Karen was energetic and very knowledgeable, an excellent teacher. The atmosphere in the workshop was lovely and it was great working alongside other people creating something. As Karen keeps the classes small she's able to devote a lot of time to you. Even though I didn't finish my chair I'm amazed at how much I did get done and Karen was very supportive in helping me finish it after the weekend. I'm hooked on upholstery now and if I had the time and funds I''d probably be back every week! The food was great too!
I was a total beginner but managed to get 1 and a half chairs reupholstered. Karen was calm, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and patient, and the 3 of us had a great couple of days. Lovely food too! I would highly recommend it to people of all skill levels.
Really enjoyed my time on this course. Never had any upholstery experience before but it didn't matter, truely a course for beginners upwards.
Karen is really knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Her and her "support team" (husband and kids) were uber accommodating and welcoming.
Really pleased with what I have done. Didn't get the chair finished in the 2 days, but Karen has continued to give me support via the evening classes and email.
An added bonus to an already amazing weekend was the fabulous home made food!!!
Would definitely recommend!
I had never done any upholstery before but decided to do this two day course to cover an old chair. Karen was so lovely. She has great teaching skills explaining in detail every step of the way. Although not finished Karen is happy to always give advise via email or phone. I would definitely recommend this course to anybody. Karen and her family provide food and drink continually during the day. The homemade lunch is particularly delicious