Monday Evenings starts 16th September 2024 10 weeks


Monday Evening upholstery class.  All levels welcome.

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Course duration  10 weeks with a 2 week half term break

Time   6:30 til 9pm

Starts  Monday 16th September 2024

Last session Monday 2nd December 2024

Half term break is 2 weeks w/c  21st October & w/c 28th October 2024

Fee    £465 + materials + storage fee (see full details below if you will need to pay a storage fee for the term)

Early Bird is £435 until 11th August 2024!

Bring a footstool, dining chair or drop in seat to your first class.    To avoid disappointment, please email with a photo of your project prior to the course to confirm its suitability.

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This is a 10 week course on Monday evenings 6:30pm til 9pm.  All levels are welcome.   For this course, everyone brings their own project to work on.   Many students say that coming to an upholstery class is a welcome escape from their daily routine – so hopefully this will be something for you to enjoy while you learn how to do your project.

If you are a new comer, you’ll need an appropriate ‘starter’ project such as a dining chair, piano stool, footstool or a drop in seat or two, or a small nursing chair – or a chair with a maximun of 2 flat planes – a seat and a back.   The course is designed to give you lots of tips and techniques used in the trade and to enhance your understanding of this huge craft.

As you progress, the tutor will guide you with choosing subsequent projects.

There is lots of 1:1 instruction and demonstration as well as some group learning for different topics.  A teaching assistant attends this class as well, so someone is always on hand to help you.

To avoid disappointment, please ensure you have the right project for this course by emailing a photo of your project to and do check out the FAQs page for guidelines and advice.

**Please note, there is an additional storage fee to cover sizes of chairs.  Armchairs (including some nursing chairs) will be charged £65 per term and extra large chairs (depth and width are both over 73cm) £120 per term.  This fee is paid at your first session, by card.**  If you are unsure if you will be charged a storage fee, please ask the tutor.

The classes include:

  • instruction for complete or partial ripping out and reupholstery
  • Or carrying out a recover (only removing and then replacing the top fabric)
  • Traditional & modern upholstery techniques applied to domestic furniture, tools and materials and how we handle them
  • Guidance to help you choose and find an appropriate fabric for your project
  • Simple wood cleaning and reviving techniques and small project repairs
  • Choosing upholstery fabrics and trimmings, making piping and double piping
  • Other topics for discussion are chair or fabric designers, developments in sustainability/aspects of the upholstery trade
  • Email me a photo of your project prior to the course at and check out the FAQs page for guidance and advice.   Please email me if you think you need advice on a project.

Students provide their own fabric, trimming and/or buttons required, with the tutor’s help and guidance.   Any materials used in the workshop are added up towards the end of the course and paid for.

Fee:  £465 + materials + storage fee (see note above)

or £435  Early Bird discount up to 9th August 2024 !


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