Whether you have an interest in upholstery or want to make a loved one a gift, these courses are a perfect opportunity to explore new possibilities. During the course you will have access to professional advice, upholstery tools and workshop space to create.

In a group of no more than 4 students, learn a number of techniques which will be essential later when you move on to more advanced upholstery projects.


You will be provided with a footstool frame, on which you will learn the following processes:


  • Webbing the frame
  • Attaching hessian
  • Padding with foam and polyester wadding
  • Shaping the top with a lining fabric
  • Covering the top with fabric, achieving a taut finish
  • Covering the sides, using back tacking tape
  • Slip stitching the corners (invisible stitching)
  • Fitting the bottom cloth
  • Fitting the legs
  • Waxing the legs


Professional tools will be available for use in the workshop.


The cost includes:


  • 4 x 2 hr sessions or 2 x half days
  • The footstool frame
  • Webbing, hessian, polyester wadding, foam, back tacking tape, etc.
  • A set of pine bun feet


You have the option to pay extra for pine tulip legs, or legs of solid beech or oak. All legs can be finished with light or medium wax. You also have the choice of providing your own fabric, or ordering fabric from a wide range at the workshop.


Cost: £95 including the footstool

Make an upholstered footstool

Drop-in seat


The simplest upholstery project, which offers the opportunity to learn key techniques essential for more advanced projects.


Bring your own dining room chair, with a drop-in seat. This might be made with a plywood base, or a webbed base. Chairs with a plywood base can be modified to create a webbed seat.


  • Plywood base: 1 x 3hr session   @  £30
  • Webbed base: 2 x 2hr sessions  @  £40


Max. class size is 4 students


The cost includes use of tools and all materials except the cover fabric. This can be bought at the workshop, or you can bring your own suitable fabric.

Open workshops/Drop-in sessions


Make use of the workshop facilities such as tools, books or even our experience and bring in your own project to work on. £20 for two hours access which includes tea or coffee.


Or simply pop in for a cup of coffee and a chat about your proposed upholstery project, or bring a piece of furniture in for inspection/advice.


Upholstery supplies such as webbing, polyester, back tacking tape, etc are available to buy in the workshop. Simply pay for what you use on the day or buy to take away.


Fabrics can be ordered from the range of sample books from:


  • Abraham Moon
  • Art of the Loom
  • Warwick
  • Svensson
  • Bute
  • Lucan


We also have a selection of beautiful Romo linens in stock at reduced prices



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