Thursday Afternoons 10 weeks Starts 27th April 2023


Thursday afternoon upholstery sessions – everyone welcome.  Learn the tips and techniques to complete your project.

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Course duration  10 weeks

Time is 1:30pm til 4pm  (2.5 hour session)

Fee £390 + materials

Beginners should bring a footstool, dining chair, nursing chair or drop in seat to your first class.  Please email with a photo of your project prior to the course to confirm.

First session:  Thursday 27th April 2023

Last session:  Thursday 6th July 2023

Half term:  w/c 29th May 2022

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This is a leisure class on Thursday afternoons from 1:30pm -4pm designed to give you all the tips and techniques to complete your project and to enhance your appreciation of this amazing trade.   The classes are small and comprised of beginners and experienced alike.   You do not have to have any previous experience but as a beginner, you will to start with something like a dining chair, a footstool, some drop in seats, a pin cushion seat or a small nursing chair.   Everyone must send me a photo of their project prior to the course.  If you need any guidance, please do get in touch via email to

The classes can include:

  • Complete ripping out and reupholstery
  • Only removing the top fabric and recovering
  • Traditional & modern upholstery techniques, tools and materials and how we handle them
  • Simple wood cleaning and reviving techniques and small project repairs
  • Choosing upholstery fabrics and trimmings, making piping and double piping
  • Each term we try to look at a chair or fabric designer, developments in sustainability and other 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.   Feel free to email me if you think you need advice on a project.

There is the option on Thursdays to enrol for the 3 hour morning session which runs from 10am – 1pm (see Thursday Morning Upholstery) or enrol for the whole day from 10 til 4pm (see Thursday All Day Upholstery).

Fee   £390 per person + materials


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