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Upholstery foundation course

Taking your hobby seriously – a 12-week upholstery course

The Traditional Upholstery School's 12-week long one-day-a-week foundation course is especially designed as a solid introduction to upholstery. Students will learn important core skills - both traditional and modern - so that they can continue upholstering a wide range of creative bespoke pieces for their home. This course is designed for complete beginners, and also hobbyists who wish to hone their skills to a higher standard.

In a nutshell, the course includes: making a piped scatter cushion with zip; upholstering a drop-in seat dining chair chair, or similar, in traditional materials such as hessian and hair; upholstering a deep buttoned footstool; and finally upholstering a hand-sprung, traditionally stitched-and-stuffed dining chair. These carefully selected projects will give students a solid training in the most useful and transferable upholstery skills. At the end of the course students will go home with four beautiful completed projects: a perfectly made piped cushion; a dropping char or piano stool; a hand sprung dining or bedroom chair; and a deep button footstool.

The Upholstery Foundation Course is unique to the Traditional Upholstery School and has been carefully developed by our own tutors to create a high quality accessible structured course. Our aim is to bridge the gap between full professional training and the typical non-structured hobby class. It is possibly our best value course, working out at just under £58 per day per student. To find out more about what to expect on this twelve week course, please download the information pack below.

EXCLUSIVE! Students who have completed the Foundation Course are welcome to join the Traditional Upholstery School's Upholstery Club which runs every other Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Club members bring along their current project to work on. An expert upholstery tutor will be on hand  and specialist materials and tools are available for use and purchase.

When booking this course, we ask you to pay a £200 deposit to secure your place. The remaining balance will be invoiced approximately 45 days before the beginning of the course. Please ensure you read our Terms before booking.

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"I absolutely love upholstery and this course gave me the confidence to do many creative pieces for my own home..."

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