Our one day Introduction to Upholstery class is designed to give you an introduction to all of the basic skills and techniques of upholstery, through making your own footstool. You’ll also gain an insight into those ‘tricks of the trade’ which achieve a professional finish. With just 6 places available for each class, and a maximum of 3 students per tutor, you’ll get plenty of individual assistance.

The day is split into two sessions of 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. Morning is spent going through the factory using the various machinery, especially the sewing machines, and covering a base board. In the afternoon, you choose fabric from our stock, and then cut foam, cut and sew the fabric, sew the cover and cover the footstool. Then your master piece is yours to take home!

2017 dates: Saturday or Sunday

APRIL 29 & 30

MAY 20 & 21

JUNE 17 & 18

JULY 15 & 16

AUGUST 19 & 20

SEPTEMBER 16 & 17

OCTOBER 14 & 15

Cost for the one day workshop is $205 which includes all materials. Email us to book.

A $50 deposit will secure your place, please note this is non refundable if you cancel with less than 24 hours notice.

Plus, once you’ve done the day course you’re welcome to bring in your own projects and use the factory. (You will need to check that space is available, but most times it will be.)

The cost is for this $15 per hour and includes basic items like staples, sewing threads, glue: any other material are costed. The hourly cost also includes general guidance from a tradesperson (roughly 5-10 minutes per hour). We’ll be there to help you achieve a good result, and help where necessary. If we spend more time or do part of the work for you, we’ll work it out and this will be charged out accordingly.

Read about some of our students who have done just that here