Develop your creative skills in a rural workshop setting with our 5 week & Full day courses.



The 5 week & all day courses are for beginners & intermediate levels, it is a leisure course, so there are no formal qualifications at the end of it.

The aim of all the courses is to enable complete beginners & intermediate stage students to develop their creative skills and to discover the basic & further principles of traditional & modern upholstery. Class sizes are maximum of 5 students.

During the course (this is not an comprehensive list) you will learn how to:

  • use tools correctly & safely
  • strip & prepare a frame for upholstery
  • assemble the piece to fabric stage for either traditional or modern
  • learn how to measure, match & cut fabric

For both courses you should bring along a small piece of upholstered work as your project. Eg: dining chair, drop-in seat or footstool. Larger pieces need to be discussed beforehand.


Tools to start your project.

There are a few tools to borrow initially in class.

Materials & fabrics are not supplied on the 5 week course.

If you wish to buy your own the folowing list is a guide for your basic kit. 

  • a magnetic upholstery hammer/hobby staple gun
  • carpenters pincers
  • Tack/staple lifter
  • Wooden mallet
  • Scissors
  • notepad and/or camera to record your progress.
  • Courses are payable in advance and the bookings are confirmed via email.
  • More than one course may be booked.

The 5 consecutive week block costs £175.00 per student per block of 5.

More than one block at a time can be booked for larger or varied projects.

These are run on


Dates with availability:

 26th February to 26th March 2019 (FULL)

2nd April to 14th May 2019 ( 3 spaces) no class 16/04 or 23/04.

21st May to 18th June 2019 ( 3 spaces).

23rd July to 20th August 2019 (4 spaces)

3rd September to 1st October 2019 (3 spaces left) 


SATURDAY MORNING COURSE 10.30-12.30.      

Dates with availabilty :

2nd February 2019 to 2nd March 2019 (FULL) 

9th March to 6th April 2019 (FULL ),

13th April to 18th May 2019 (FULL), no class 20th April. 

25th May to 22nd June 2019 (spaces),

27th July to 24th August 2019 (spaces).

31st August to 28th September (spaces) 

Classes & dates are not transferable.

Please use the contact form for confirming spaces available or to book.


Day Course

The full day runs from 10.00am till 4pm at a cost of £170.00 per student.

This includes materials to complete your project, tools to use in the class, lunch & refreshments for the day. Excludes final fabric as this is a very personal choice.  Projects will be discussed beforehand.

Courses are payable in advance and the bookings are confirmed via email.
More than one course may be booked at a time for larger projects or varied projects.

Days are not transferable 

Please use the contact page for booking & for dates available. 



(updated 23rd February 2019)



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