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Find a new hobby or develop skills for a new career. Choose from a wide range of home furnishing courses that will inspire your creativity. Including cushion making, rugs, blinds, lampshades, and upholstery, we have an online or in-person home furnishing course to inspire your creativity. Click on an image to see a full description of the course and information about the school.

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  • In-Person Course

    Deep Buttoned Footstool

    This one-day workshop is designed to give you an introduction to the craft, perfect if you want a taster into the world of upholstery and unleash your creative side.

    You will learn about the tools and materials needed for upholstery and will be taught how to make one of our stylish footstools. The stools could be the centre piece of your lounge or bedroom, or are perfect for a snug or den.

    The size of the stools are approx 55 cm wide x 70 cm long x 30 cm high.

    For each stool you will be provided with the frame, legs and upholstery materials.

    The workshop is perfect for beginners or for those with some experience looking to expand their skills.

    You will learn to:

    Staple elasticated webbing and hessian to a wooden frame in preparation for your deep buttoned footstool.
    Prepare the foam for deep buttoning, including marking out the foam, drilling holes, and applying dacron.
    Prepare your fabric including marking out for buttoning, measuring and cutting the fabric
    Learn the process behind planning where the buttons will go.
    Make your own fabric buttons.
    Apply the buttons and to do pleating and corners.
    Finish and fix the legs to your stool.
    We keep the class size to no more than six people, so you will get lots out of the day. We supply you with all the tools & materials including a metre of fabric from the fabulous Warwick Amatheon Wool range which retails at £40 per metre.

    You need to choose the fabric colour and confirm this when you book the course. Alternatively, you can view the fabric colours available and order free fabric samples via the Warwick website.

    If you need any help with fabric selection, then please get in touch with us, and we can point you in the right direction.

    The workshops are held in our beautiful workshop, a converted Methodist Chapel, in Scholar Green nestled in the peaceful Cheshire countryside.

    The course will start at 9am, finishing at approximately 4.30-5pm. Hot drinks are included throughout the day. You will need to bring your own packed lunch with you.

    Our footstools are both decorative and practical for personal use, but also a lovely gift to be given to family or friends too.

    You could attend the workshop and make the footstool for yourself, or buy it as an experience day for a creative loved one. If you are buying as a gift, please leave their name in the ‘additional information section’ at the check-out.

    The safety of our clients and staff are always of upmost importance.

    Our COVID-19 safety features are detailed below to allow for your wellbeing and creativity to co-exist.

    *Each workshop kept to a maximum of six attendees.
    *Online pre-booked sessions only.
    *Masks / Face Visors to be worn at clients own discretion. It is not compulsory.
    *A large open workspace with social distancing measures in place.
    *Protective screens between split workspaces.
    *Hand sanitisers situated throughout all areas.
    *Each attendee is provided with their own tools.
    *Shared handheld tools are cleaned between use.
    *Track and Trace.

    £235.00
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    Location : Cheshire

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  • In-Person Course

    Stool Upholstery Workshop

    One day workshop where you will be taught to make one of our stylish stools with a choice of industrial style legs. It is suitable for beginners.

    You will learn all about the basic tools and materials needed for upholstery.
    You will be taught techniques such as gluing and stapling foam, measuring and cutting fabric, cutting corners, making piping and making fabric side panels.
    You need to supply 1 metre of your own fabric and a packed lunch.

    £195.00
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    Location : Cheshire

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  • In-Person Course

    Storage Crate Upholstery Workshop

    A one-day workshop where you will be taught how to make one of our stylish footstool storage crates. It is suitable for beginners. You will learn all about the basic tools and materials needed for upholstery.
    You will be taught techniques such as gluing and stapling foam, measuring and cutting fabric, cutting corners, making and applying buttons.
    You need to supply 1 metre of your own fabric and a packed lunch

    £165.00
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    Location : Cheshire

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  • In-Person Course

    Beginners Course (3 days)

    Come and learn to sew by making 4 projects in 6 sessions: a drawstring bag, a piped pin cushion, a waterproof lined zip up wash bag and an envelope cushion cover with covered button.  You will become familiar with all the tools I use every day in my sewing and learn to use a Janome digital sewing machine (very simple to use!).  This course will give you all the skills and confidence to move on to making your own projects, or come back and learn to make piped cushions, Roman blinds and curtains.

    £170.00
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    Location : Warwickshire

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  • In-Person Course

    Piped Cushion with Hidden Zip

    Learn to make a piped cushion cover with piping and hidden zip from scratch in my peaceful studio at the bottom of my garden here in Stratford-upon-Avon. Full instructions to take home, as well as step-by-step videos.

    £85.00
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    Location : Warwickshire

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    In-Person Course

    Roman Blinds Workshop

    Learn all the skills to make a beautifully hand-finished Roman blind.  All workshops take place in my peaceful studio at the bottom of the garden here in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Full notes to take home with you.

     

     

    £85.00
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    Location : Warwickshire

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  • Online Course

    Interior Design & Decor Online Course with weekly one to one consultations

    Design the interior of your dreams on FLOCKS online distance learning course

    £295.00
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    Design the interior of your dreams on FLOCKS online distance learning course

  • In-Person Course

    Wet Felting

    Discover the magic of wet felting using Cambrian Mountain wool fibre.
    You will be able to make a seamless hollow form; vase, laptop case, glasses case etc… your choice.
    Ruth will guide you through the process of creating a resist, handling the wool fibre, laying out the wool and then the physical process of fulling, felting and shaping your form.

    £84.00
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    Location : Wales

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  • In-Person Course

    Roman Blind and Piped Cushion Workshop

    If you’ve ever wanted to make your own home furnishings then this is a great place to start. In this 1 day workshop you will make a sample size Roman blind and a Piped cushion!! You will leave with your makes and full instructions as a reference for when you make lots more at home.

    In this workshop we will discuss how to measure and calculate your blind size and fabric requirements.
    You will be shown two ways which can be used to attach your blind to your window and how the mechanism works for you to wind the blind up and down.
    You will then cut out and make a small, machine sewn, lined sample blind to a professional standard.
    You will have your sample blind to keep, hardware will not be provided, (if you wish to have a track and rods to take home there will be an extra £19 charge, all other materials are included – please let me know in advance as they have to be ordered).
    Basic sewing skills required, you need to know how to thread a machine and sew a straight line.

    £75.00
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    Location : Worcestershire

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    In-Person Course

    Lampshade Making

    Make a gorgeous double-sided drum lampshade to suit your home decor, finished to a professional standard.

    £35.00
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    Location : West Sussex

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    In-Person Course

    Rag Rug Making Day Workshop

    Learn a traditional rag rug making technique and see examples of rugs, seat mats, wall hangings made by Jenni Stuart-Anderson. The day course is at New Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester.

    £90.00
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    Location : Gloucestershire

    Learn a traditional rag rug making technique and see examples of rugs, seat mats, ...

  • In-Person Course

    Macrame Workshops

    Macrame is increasing in popularity again, join us on this course and we will show you how to recreate these designs yourself with our beginner’s workshop. In this class you will learn the basics of macrame, including how to do basic macrame knots.

    You will combine different knots and techniques to create a beautiful macrame plant hanger to take home with you.

    £30.00
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    Location : Wiltshire

    Macrame is increasing in popularity again, join us on this course and we will ...

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