Thursday Afternoons starts 11th January 2024


Thursday afternoon upholstery sessions – everyone welcome.   Bring your own project – and receive loads of 1 to 1 instruction in a small group.  New comers start with a small project but please see the full course description below!

10 weeks

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

Fee £465 + materials + storage (see note below if this applies)

Early Bird Offer – £440 before 1/12/2023

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 11th January 2024

Last session:  Thursday 21st March 2024

Half term break is w/c 12th February 2024

See full course details below.

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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 or newcomer, you 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

**Please note, that as of this term, there is an additional storage fee to cover the cost of a storage room.  Armchairs (including some nursing chairs) will be charged £65 per term and extra large chairs (depth or width is over 73cm) £120 per term.  Most students will find that the new storage room means they can independently and safely retrieve their project and return it to the same place at the end of the session.  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 can include:

  • Complete or partial ripping out and reupholstery
  • Or 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   £465 per person + materials + storage

Early Bird Offer £440 until 1/12/2023


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