Introduction to upholstery

A three day course

​This skills-packed upholstery course is designed to introduce tools and techniques to budding upholsterers. Training for three full days, students build up their techniques working on an antique dining chair, and a modern footstool with shallow buttoning. 


These projects cover two important modules in an upholsterer's repertoire: traditional upholstery with hair and hessian; modern upholstery built with foam and equivalent materials. These skills will enable students to confidently carry on upholstering a wide range of furniture at home, from chairs to headboards and ottomans (ottomen?). The course also serves as an important first-step for students considering the professional upholstery diploma.

To find out more about what to expect on this three day course, please download the information pack below.

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"Thank you very much for an outstanding course. I have come away with a wealth of knowledge that will continue to help me to grow as an upholsterer"