Meticulous Restoration

Contact name: Katie Brennan
Total bookings
almost 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Katie is an experienced furniture restorer, upholsterer and teacher with 8 years experience teaching craft skills. After completing the City & Guilds Diplomas in Traditional Furniture Making and Upholstery she qualified as a City & Guilds Trainer/Assessor and taught at a City & Guilds training centre in Bristol. She is a qualified Design and Technology teacher with a degree in the History of Art and Design. She now runs a small upholstery business in her home-town, Stone, and teaches locally.

Courses, kits & gifts

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'Bring Your Own Project' Day - Upholstery
Next date: 29th Sep 2023
1 place left
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Upholstery Beginners' Evening Class - Wednesdays, 6 Week Term
Next date: 17th Jan 2024
3 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
1 Apr 23'

Sophie Hammond reviewed: 'Bring Your Own Project' Day - Upholstery


Meticulous Restoration responded:

" Thanks so much for your review Sophie! It was lovely hosting you in the studio. "

24 Jan 23'

Gillian Brayshaw reviewed: Private Tuition Upholstery

"I wanted to learn about the wood working aspect of furniture restoration. I have two cane chairs and wanted to understand how to renovate, prepare and finish them off before re caning. Katie was really accommodating with my request so booked a 1-2-1. I am pretty local but hadn’t been to Spode Works before. Katie is really enthusiastic about her craft and obviously knows her stuff. She made the session enjoyable and came away with everything I wanted to learn to start my creative journey. I really enjoyed meeting Katie and would highly recommend her as a teacher and therefore will be attending some more courses in the future. I will be keeping in touch as I feel I’ve met a kindred spirit I can learn from."

Meticulous Restoration responded:

" Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was great hosting you in the studio and I'm very glad you got all you needed from the session in to work on your two beautiful, bent wood chairs. I had a lovely morning and it would be fab to see you again working on more pieces in the workshop. "

14 Jan 23'

SandraK reviewed: 'Bring Your Own Project' Day - Upholstery

"What a fabulous day - great setting, everything you need as a beginner to upholster a chair. And most of all Katie’s patience and manner is just lovely so felt truly supported and proud of what I achieved. Don’t underestimate the amount of time it takes to just take staples out - that is at least half the day for us. And bring a light lunch so you don’t need to pop out and can keep going if you’re short of time. Fabulous day thank toh "

Meticulous Restoration responded:

" Thank you so much for your review Sandra! It was a pleasure to host you in the studio and I'm so glad that you enjoyed the day and felt supported through the processes. Thank you for your kind & helpful feedback."

6 Oct 22'

Diane reviewed: 'Bring Your Own Project' Day - Upholstery

"I really enjoyed the bring your own project upholstery course. Katie is lovely and very talented , so I learnt a lot and went home with a beautiful chair. "

Meticulous Restoration responded:

" Thank you so much for your kind review Diane. It was a pleasure to host you at the studio. I'm so glad you enjoyed your day and were happy with your newly covered chair!"

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