Develop your creative skills in a rural studio setting with our 5 week courses.
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 develop students creative skills and to discover the basic & further principles of traditional & modern upholstery. Class sizes are maximum of 5 students.
For all courses you should bring along a small piece of upholstered work as your 1st project. Eg: dining chair, drop-in seat or footstool. Larger pieces of furniture will need to be discussed beforehand.
Please be aware that fabric sometimes hides a lot, so be prepared that your chair may need more work than you think.
Materials & Tools
Materials, projects & fabrics are not supplied, there are limited tools to use in the studio only. Unfortunately due to Covid I am unable to lend any other items.
If you wish to buy your own tools the following list is a guide for your basic kit, however I do sell a starter kit, which consists of the following plus a webbing stretcher, curved needles & pins. Other items can be purchased too such as stuffings, tacks, threads etc.
- a magnetic upholstery hammer
- carpenters pincers
- Tack & staple lifter
- Wooden mallet
- Scissors (sharp fabric only scissors)
- notepad and/or camera to record your progress & to create a portfolio of work should you wish (not included in kit) .
- Courses are payable at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place 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.)
Please use the contact form for confirming spaces available or to book.
Days are not transferable please read our terms and conditions before booking.
DAY COURSE DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2020:
Currently on hold information coming soon.
Dates with availability :
TUESDAY MORNING COURSE 10.00am-12.00pm
Dates with availability
1st September to 29th September FULL
6th October to 3rd November FULL
10th November to 8th December FULL
5th January to 2nd February 2021 FULL
9th February to 9th March 2021 4 spaces left
16th March to 13th April. 4 spaces left
20th April to 18th May 4 spaces left
SATURDAY MORNING COURSE 10.00am-12.00pm.
Dates with availability :
5th September to 3rd October. FULL
10th October to 7th November FULL
14th November to 12th December 2 spaces left
9th January to 6th February 2021 1 space left
13th February to 13th March 2021 FULL