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Contact name: Jo Walton
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2 day upholstery course in York City Centre
Next date: Sep 14th

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16 Jun 22'

Sara reviewed: 2 day upholstery course in York City Centre

"What a brilliant two day workshop. Not only did I learn a new skill of upholstery but I also learnt how to do it to a highly professional standard. Before the course I’d stripped down an old dining room chair that belong to my grandparents and which had been recovered in the 1970s. In the workshop, because we used traditional methods and materials, I realised that the 1970’s reupholstery had not been very professionally done. This time my chair was finished without a single staple (just traditional tacks) and I can’t believe how many staples I‘d removed from the 1970s upholstery. Jo is a superb teacher and knows her craft extremely well. She showed everybody individually what they needed to do and she managed to be there the moment one of us embarked on a new step or had a question. She worked hard to ensure that we got the best result we could get for our chairs. It was a friendly, fun environment too. The workshop is exhausting – you’re standing all day, using muscles that haven’t been used in that way before and learning a new skill, but it is incredibly satisfying, plus, at the end of it, you have a beautiful and comfortable chair to sit on. I’ve enrolled on Jo’s next course to reupholster another old dining room chair. Can’t wait."

What Jo did next responded:

" Aw thanks Sara! Glad you enjoyed it so much... you are a really attentive student. See you soon! x"

21 May 22'

Grace Miller reviewed: 2 day upholstery course in York City Centre

"My sister and I had such a fantastic two days with Jo. We were very disorganised in advance but Jo was so patient and understanding. She made us feel really welcome and was a real joy to be around for the two day course. The course itself was great fun, a lot of work but it was really fascinating to see how much work goes into upholstering furniture and Jo’s skills and knowledge were excellent. I was particularly impressed with how well Jo moved from one ‘student’ to another, she was always checking how we were doing to see if we needed help. It was a perfect number of four of us so was an intimate class and we had lots of Jo’s attention and help. I also loved the studio, it was a lovely place to spend the two days and we had coffee and snacks to tide us over! Thanks so much Jo for a fabulous two days. Grace"

What Jo did next responded:

" Hey Grace - you're very welcome! You 2 were delightful to be around too! Both of you really took to upholstery and understood the instructions well. You made my job easy! "

15 May 22'

Lydia reviewed: 2 day upholstery course in York City Centre

"Jo was absolutely brilliant! I was a complete beginner and she was really patient with me and went through everything really carefully. I finished a large piano stool in a weekend using traditional upholstery techniques and it felt like a huge achievement. I would recommend this course for anyone who might think they're interested in upholstery but are a bit nervous to try it. It was money really well spent. There were only four of us in the workshop, the group was lovely and supportive and we had so much fun! Thanks Jo! Can't wait to give it another go."

What Jo did next responded:

" Thanks Lydia! You did a great job - totally restored that piano stool to a luxurious standard! Hope to see you again sometime... "

14 Mar 22'

Janet Thomas reviewed: 2 day upholstery course in York City Centre

"I have just spent two days with Jo in her studio, thank you so much for your patience and passing your wealth of knowledge and skills to a complete beginner! I walked away through York with my completed chair and was delighted and exhausted all in one! I hope to return with another project before too long. Thank you for a wonderful experience."

What Jo did next responded:

" Your welcome Janet! Thanks for a great review x"

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