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Upholstery Training

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AMUSF Training

This professional-standard course is taught in three stages, each involving around 210 hours tuition, over one day for 35 weeks of the year. Both traditional and modern techniques are covered to a very high standard.

Short & Specific Skill Courses

Traditional Upholstery School also offers its own range of

introductory courses in upholstery, plus a range of advanced training courses in specific skills. 

These highly sought-after classes focus on creativity and high quality craftsmanship, and bring students from around the world.

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​The Traditional Upholstery School is one of a handful of centres approved by the Association of Master Upholsters and Soft Furnishers to provide training toward its industry-leading qualification, the AMUSF Diploma. This professional-standard course is taught in three stages, each involving around 210 hours tuition, over one day for 35 weeks of the year. Both traditional and modern techniques are covered to a very high standard. Training starts with the basics of upholstery, like drop-in seats and footstools, and eventually leads to learning complex skills like restoring an iron-framed armchair or a hand-tied sprung seat edge. All our one-year courses are based around the terms of a normal school year, starting in the first week in September and running through to mid-July.

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The Traditional Upholstery School offers a wide range of courses throughout the year, far too many to mention here so do click on the button below to see what we are offering currently!

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Joanna Heptinstall offers training in all lampshade disciplines, including tailored, pleated and gathered shades, from beginner to advanced levels. These highly sought-after classes focus on creativity and high quality craftsmanship, and bring students from around the world.

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