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: 30th October to 27th November (FULL), 2018 & 4th December 2018 to 15th January 2019 (3 spaces left),  22nd January 2019 to 19th February 2019, 26th February to 26th March 2019.

SATURDAY MORNING COURSE 10.30-12.30.      

Dates with availabilty :6th October to 3rd November'(FULL),  10th November to 8th December (FULL) & 15th December 2018 to 26th January 2019 (FULL) , 2nd February 2019 to 2nd March 2019 (3 spaces left), 9th March to 6th April 2019. 

Classes & dates are not transferable.

Please use the contact form for availability.


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.

Dates for the next available all day sessions as follows:

7th & 14th December 

4th, 11th 18th January 2019

1st, 8th, 15th February 2019

Please use the contact page for booking.



(updated 23rd October 2018)


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