Our upholstery courses are made up of five weekly classes on a Saturday from 10am until 4.30pm. Each course provides a total of 30 hours of tuition with a fully qualified AMUSF upholsterer and use of full range of upholstery tools and materials. Our group sizes are kept quite small allowing plenty of contact time with your tutor and ensuring each student progresses well with their projects.
Our classes are suitable for the complete beginner as well as improvers. Students work on their own projects and are expected to bring a piece of furniture to work on. We can advise on the suitability of individual projects and full details of what to expect and what is included will be sent out on booking or request.
The classes take place at our commercial workshop at Barrows House, Tweentown, Cheddar BS27 3HU. In cold weather you will need to wrap up warmly as the workshop can be a little cold during the winter months, although we do have heaters. You will also be standing at your benches or trestles so sturdy and comfortable footwear is a must.
Learning upholstery skills and techniques can be tremendous fun as well as a lot of hard work, but the thrill of restoring an old chair and turning it into a beautiful, functional and even artistic creation can be extremely rewarding! We have a passion for upholstering and we like to think that all of our students end up sharing this passion…We run courses throughout the year and publish new dates regularly so if you can’t make these dates you might find other dates in our programme which are more suitable.
Dates: Saturday 18th & 25th Sept, 2nd, 9th & 16th Oct
Time: 10am until 4.30pm (including 30 minute lunch break)
If you would like an informal chat before you decide to book onto one of our courses please call Jill Humphrey on 01934 752725 ext 301. We look forward to welcoming you to our Pretty Sitting Upholstery workshop in the heart of the Mendip Hills.