Wednesday Evenings CLOSED 24th April 2024


Course duration  is 10 weeks with a half term break.  Time is 6:30pm til 9pm.   Bring your own project – new comers start with a small project.  Learn the tips and techniques to complete your project.  See full course details below!

First session is Wednesday 24th April 2024

Last session is Wednesday 3rd July 2024

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

Fee    £465 + materials + storage fee (see note above if this applies to your project)

Early Bird Fee is £430 – sale ends 22nd March!

Bring a footstool, dining chair or drop in seat to your first class.  Your tutor will guide you with subsequent projects to suit your skill level.  Please email with a photo of your project prior to the course to confirm.

See full details about this course below.

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This is a 10 week course on Wednesday evenings 6:30pm til 9pm.  All levels are welcome.   For this course, everyone brings their own project to work on.

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.  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. 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.  Class size is usually a maximum of 5 students so there is lots of 1:1 instruction and demonstration as well as some group learning for different topics.

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 the cost of storage of armchairs and larger pieces.  Armchairs including some nursing chairs, will be charged £65 per term and extra 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.

The classes 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
  • 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)

Early Bird Fee is £430 – Sale ends 22nd March!


Choosing a project

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