I have just spent the weekend on this upholstery course and can honestly say it was a fabulous experience. Karen is an excellent teacher full of knowledge and enthusiasm. From the moment we arrived Karen and her famiily made us feel welcome and relaxed. There were 3 of us on the course and although we all brought different projects, she managed our time well so that very moment was productive. I came away feeling very proud of what I had achieved and, inspired to take on a second project. I would highly recommend Karen and will definitely be back to learn more........................ Thank you Karen
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 loved this weekend! Karen is a natural teacher and the atmosphere is relaxed and homely. Even so the course is intensive with lots of techniques to learn. There is a lot of 1:1 teaching and excellent support throughout all stages plus detailed handouts and email support. I purchased the footstool kit which I highly recommend; I was able to learn a series of essential upholstery skills in one weekend that I can use on projects in the future, making the weekend excellent value for money. Plus, I have a beautiful and unique piece of furniture for my home! Karen's workshop is well equipped with plenty of space and all the materials you are likely to use. Lunch and refreshments are included and Karen's daughter even baked us a cake! I'm looking forward to visiting again and I am already planning my next project.
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.
Such a wonderful course!
Karen was always on hand to help with the fiddly / frustrating bits. I learnt so much and had a lot of fun doing it.
I'm already looking for my next project...
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.
Amazingly talented tutor, relaxed, kind friendly and patien. Learned so much already ! Enjoy every minute
An amazing and enjoyable course. Karen is very professional with remarkable skills, equipped with a complete workshop where you can also purchase tools and materials. The atmosphere is very relaxed and I learnt so much in a short time plus... The homemade biscuits and lunches were delicious. There is no doubt that I will return with a different project to learn another technique.
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.