Upholstery Classes

Upholstery Courses

Get together with a group of friends or try something completely different for a team activity day

I have two options, both of which are ideal for small groups.  No experience is necessary as I will teach you all the basic upholstery skills You might even want to use those later on with further projects at home.  These courses are perfect for:

  • A “crafty” friends get together and reunion
  • Something completely different for a celebration event or ‘hen’ do
  • Team activity or reward
  • Day out with a difference when the traditional golf or day at the races just doesn’t cut it

No matter why you do the course, you will have fun. 

One recent delegate described it as “…so satisfying being able to create something unique”

My workshop is in Dunfermline Town Centre at Fire Station Creative.  Easy to get to and a choice of parking nearby available.

2 day Footstool Course

I will provide all the tools required, the footstool frame and internal materials. All you need to bring is your own fabric and finishes to create your unique piece of furniture. I have a small selection of velvets and wools available at the workshop for an additional cost or if you prefer to bring your own fabric just be aware that it is suitable for upholstery.

You will learn how to upholster a footstool using traditional methods from the frame up. Firstly I will teach you how to web the frame and fix the hessian before going on to stuff the footstool with natural fibres in two layers and stitching to create a firm edge. Calico then creates a very professional finish and lastly you apply your final fabric, trim and base cloth.  

I teach the whole group (max of 5 persons) all at the same time so no-one gets left behind. The course runs over 2 days from 10am – 5pm.

What’s included in the price?

*  Expert tuition and help throughout the course
*  Footstool frame and all materials except the top fabric
*  Use of upholstery tools
*  A sandwich lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits

At the end of the 2 day course you will take home your very own finished handmade footstool.  I can also guarantee that you will take away a massive sense of achievement and have had an immense amount of fun during the 2 days

Cost from £195 pp – ask me about a group discount

You get the group together (maximum 5 people) choose your dates – contact me here to book

     

1 day Footstool course

This is a shorter version of of the 2 day course and for this we use a blend of traditional skills and materials alongside more modern techniques and finishes to allow you to create your own masterpiece over 1 day.  This course runs from 9.30am – 5pm and also includes

*  Expert tuition and help throughout the weekend
*  Footstool frame and all materials except the top fabric
*  Use of upholstery tools
*  A sandwich lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits

Cost from £125 pp – ask me about group discounts.

Choose your dates – contact me here to book