UPHOLSTERY TRAINING... choose the right course for you
One-Year Professional Diploma in Upholstery
One-year part time course training students in the core skills required to set up as a professional upholsterer. Thorough progressive learning, small classes and high quality tuition.
Advanced Upholstery Training
We regularly run short courses in creative and advanced upholstery techniques to enable students and practising upholsterers to broaden their upholstery repertoire. These include: fluting techniques; modern concave (often referred to as 'egg' or 'swan') chairs; and advanced traditional stitch techniques. All courses are taught to a high standard with the emphasis on fully transferable skills.
SHORT COURSES IN UPHOLSTERY... beginners are welcome
Traditionally upholstered footstool - traditional stitch techniques for beginners
A two-day workshop introducing traditional upholstery stitch techniques including bridle stitching, blind and top edge stitching. Students make their own footstool to take home.
Deep buttoned footstool
A two-day workshop introducing all the core skills of deep buttoning. Students make their own deep buttoned footstool to take home.
Tuesday morning and afternoon leisure classes
Hugely popular class for students who want to upholster just for fun. Chairs, coffee and cake... what else?
Saturday workshops and taster days
One-day workshops giving students a taste of upholstery and a useful chunk of time to progress with a project. Taster day offers available for prospective one-year diploma students.
We offer training in all lampshade disciplines, from beginner to advanced. These highly sought-after classes focus on creativity and high quality craftsmanship, and bring students from around the world.
SPECIAL WORKSHOPS FOR 2020
Throughout the year the Traditional Upholstery School hosts special one-off workshops with expert upholsterers and makers, enabling our students to broaden their skills and try out something new. During 2020, we'll be offering stitched mattress cushion making, chair caning, scatter cushion workshops and a new four-day lampshade summer school. More will be added throughout the year.
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