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Introduction to upholstery - a three day course

An introduction to traditional and modern upholstery skills for beginners

​This skills-packed upholstery course is designed to introduce the tools, materials and core techniques to budding upholsterers. Working on two projects over three days, students will reupholster an Edwardian drop-in dining chair, or similar, using traditional horse hair and hessian, discovering the joy of working with a magnetic hammer and tacks to create something beautiful and useful. We'll then move on to reupholster a more modern piece such as a footstool using foam and staples... quick, effective and very satisfying.


These skills will enable students to confidently carry on upholstering a wide range of furniture at home, from chairs to headboards and ottomans (ottomen?). This Introduction to Upholstery course also serves as an important first-step for students considering taking up upholstery either as a hobby or to train professionally with our AMUSF 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"

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