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Welcome to the Upholstery Bureau – offering upholstery classes for learning traditional and modern skills – in a fun, supportive workshop.

Do you have a few tired chairs at home that you would like to bring to life?  Have you been wanting to try your hand at upholstery?  Or maybe you want to see if upholstery is for you?

Since qualifying with the AMUSF in 2008, I am an experienced tutor having taught hundreds of students.  Guiding you through your reupholstery projects, you can expect encouragement, realistic advice and professionalism.   You’ll gain skills and practice through 1-to-1 instruction, group topics, discussions and spontaneous investigations.  Classes are small with 3-5 students maximum, so it’s pretty much like private tuition.   It is my hope that you’ll develop your creative eye and gain an appreciation of this amazing craft.

Come and learn to sculpt shapes through traditional and modern upholstery skills, pick up tips and tricks, explore the pro’s and con’s of different fabrics and use your hands to produce wonderful, useful things.

As of 31st March 2024, the Upholstery Bureau will be located in a shiny, new studio space at 80 High Street, Brentford TW8 8AE

Sara Macintosh

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