Our Modern Upholstery course has been developed as a comprehensive 12 day course equally suited to students who want to gain a broad set of skills, or to help you set up and run a successful upholstery business. This course will give you the skills, knowledge, and confidence to set up and run your own upholstery business or to make a range of modern pieces for your own use.
This course has been designed specifically for such circumstances. It’s packed with practical, hands-on experience, with much of the theory and knowledge being dealt with during the practical sessions – e.g. pattern matching is introduced in a practical session rather than in a classroom because it makes much more sense when you can see the pattern on an item of furniture.
The course is focused on teaching a range of core, transferable upholstery skills that can be applied to a range of furniture and items of soft furnishings, and that will allow you to begin creating from your kitchen table, spare room, or garden studio. The equipment needed to set up your own upholstery studio is limited to a few key items, and you will learn about each of these on the course.
The one day a week over 12 weeks timetable means you can work around any family commitments and still have time to practice skills and techniques at home, as well as study the knowledge elements. Class times are 9.30 to 4.00, but we realise and accept that some people need flexibility, and we work with students to make sure they don’t miss out on any learning.
What's included in the price
All tuition, frames, materials and use of tools apart from top cover fabrics required for the 6 items. Parking is free and onsite at our workshop. Coffee, tea and biscuits are available.