Thursday Mornings SOLD OUT starts 25th April 2024


All levels welcome for this course – beginners and experienced alike!  Everyone brings their own project, newcomers start with a small project.  Please read the full course description below.  See the FAQs page on the website for lots of info about projects.

Tuesdays from 10am-1pm for 10 weeks

First session:   Thursday 25th April 2024

Last session:  Thursday 4th July 2024

Half term break is w/c 27th-31st May 2024

Fee £555 + materials + storage if applicable, see below

Please note, your tutor will guide you in choosing projects to suit your skill level as you progress.  Please email with a photo of your project prior to the course to confirm.

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A 10 week project-based upholstery course on Thursday mornings from 10am til 1pm.  You bring your own project and if you are a newcomer you should start with something small like a dining chair, a footstool, piano stool or drop in seats.  Or something with only two planes – a seat and a flat back.  Class size is 4-5 students so you’ll have plenty of 1:1 instruction, demonstration and guidance as well as group learning where you might see other work being carried.  The course is designed to give you some upholstery skills while you work on your project and to enhance your appreciation of this amazing craft.

You’ll be exposed to a range of projects and skill levels so if you are a beginner, this will give you a little insight into what might lay ahead for you.

**Please note, there is an additional storage fee to cover the cost of storage.  Armchairs (including some nursing chairs) will be charged £65 per term and large chairs (depth and width are 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 do ask the tutor.

Everyone must send a photo of their project prior to the course.  If you need any guidance, please do get in touch via email to

Please do check out the FAQs page on the website for answers to frequently asked questions.

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
  • Choosing and sourching appropriate upholstery fabric
  • Simple wood cleaning and reviving techniques and small project repairs
  • Choosing upholstery fabrics and trimmings, making piping and double piping
  • other topics might include buttoning, using foam, looking 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.

Students provide their own fabric and trimmings or buttons with guidance and help from the tutor.  Any materials used in the workshop are paid for at the end of the term.

Fee   £555 per person + materials + storage (see note above if this applies)


Choosing a project

Student information