"I’ve had a really super day learning new skills at Mode upholstery 1day course. I took along a small chair and had fun stripping it right back to the frame discovering along the way the layers of different covers and materials that made up the history of the chair. Sarah is an extremely good teacher, passing on her knowledge and skill in an easy, relaxed way. Altogether a really super fun day that I would thoroughly recommend. "
"I thoroughly enjoyed my day under Sarah's guidance. She made us feel very welcome and the space was perfect for facilitating a small group. I took a Parker Knoll arm chair to the class and it was my first experience of re-upholstery so quite a big challenge! However, Sarah's teaching was individualised and she was very helpful in all aspects. I look forward to booking more sessions in the future!"
"My husband and I did the one day course. We each took along a dining room chair and Sarah guided us through the process, she shared her experience and skills with us and by the end of the day we felt like we had learned and achieved a great deal. We are looking forward to returning to going back to learn more."
"If I could give more stars I would. This experience has just been the best. Hospitality second to none and the workspace absolutely lovely. The whole two days have been very enjoyable and I was very proud of the finished lampshade. Would do this course again."
"I did the one-day taster course with Sarah and thoroughly enjoyed it. I brought in a dining chair to recover and Sarah took me through the whole process from stripping down to building up the layers to the finished product. The class was a mix of experience so I could see the more advanced techniques that other students were using. Sarah was always on hand to show you the next step so no long waits while she was with another student. I'll be looking to do further training with Sarah in the near future."
"This was a really great crafting course - I had a really lovely morning learning how to make the shade and came away with an end product that I’m so pleased with. I would thoroughly recommend Sarah and her workshops to anyone!"
"I’ve had a fabulous morning making a lampshade. Sarah guided us through every step with clear instructions and demonstrations. We worked at our own pace in a lovely workroom.
We all left armed with lots of tips, knowledge and written instructions to enable us to make more and of course, a very professional handmade lampshade.
Thank you Sarah "
"Sarah is an excellent tutor and gives practical and clear instructions to help you achieve a high-quality result, even if you are a beginner.
The classes are very relaxed and fellow students are all supportive and interested in each other's projects. I’ve enjoyed four days so far and looking forward to more as I get more ambitious.
"As a complete novice, I wasn't sure what to expect from the upholstery day. But with Sarah's expert tuition and patience, I was able to (nearly) complete re-upholstering my piano stool. I learned so many new skills in a lovely friendly class. Brilliant day!"
"Absolutely loved doing this 5 day course and plan to continue with new projects. Sarah is a brilliant teacher, as well as practitioner. She gives clear instructions, demonstrating and modelling techniques and checks your work to ensure you produce a quality product.
The classes are relaxed and everyone is very welcoming. Sarah makes a wicked rocky road too! "
"What a great course! Lovely to come away with a bespoke lampshade. Sarah was very knowledgable and we got plenty of assistance and encouragement. A really good mixture of demonstration and explanation, to suit the needs of the group. It was definitely worth the journey from Derbyshire. Thank you. "
"What a great day! I’m new to upholstery but will absolutely be back (I'm scouring the house now for the next project!). It was just such a good day. Lots of fun. A big “thank you” to you Sarah for your patience, clear bitesize instructions and simply sharing your skill and clear joy for the craft. I highly recommend this day course. "
"This is a very great workshop if you’re interested in learning how to make a traditional lampshade. I have completed my first ever shade and I couldn’t be more proud of how it turned out. Prior to the workshop, I had zero sewing skills and never used a sewing machine before. Sarah was so patient and kindly taught me how to do both. I was a new student in the class, the rest were returning students which was a good sign. It was such a very pleasant weekend. I learnt so much. Time went past so quickly. Now I’m looking forward to doing more classes with Sarah. I couldn’t recommend this class enough. If you’re looking for a traditional lampshade making class. This is the one."
"Had an absolutely fantastic day on the course last week and came home excited to book another session. Sarah was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful throughout the day making sure to spend time with each of us, answering any questions we had. She explained how the day would pan out early on and was really friendly engaging in conversation as a group so we could get to know each other. It was a lovely calm environment and I will most definitely book again as soon as I’m able to.
Thank you for a lovely day! "
"I thoroughly enjoyed my one-day course with Sarah and have already returned to learn more. Sarah is a brilliant teacher - very skilled and knowledgeable, friendly and encouraging. I can highly recommend this course."
"Fantastic workshop! It was my very first time trying upholstery but I quickly got into it thanks to Sarah’s patient and passionate guidance. I’ve learned so much and I hope to continue with some more projects in the future."
"The classes are relaxed and Sarah is a very patient and an excellent teacher who explains techniques in different ways so that you can progress ie verbal, notes, photographs.
I chose the 5 day course as I had 4 dining chairs which needed reupholstering. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and met some lovely people."
"Had a thoroughly enjoyable morning - an excellent workshop. Sarah is a very knowledgeable, patient tutor who guides you through your project step by step. I’ve never done anything like this before but ended up with a professionally finished lampshade. Thank you."