Five consecutive days: Saturday 8th – Wednesday 12th April. 10am – 5pm.

Jump start your upholstery skills with a special summer course, led by professional tutor, Louise Richardson.

A special opportunity to turn a chair from frump to fabulous in five fun filled consecutive days.

Suitable for beginners and intermediate skilled learners.

Bring your chair and work on it every day transforming it by removing the old fabric and stuffing, revamp the woodwork and fit new upholstery so that you take away a unique creation to love and be proud of.

Choosing a suitable chair

If you are a newcomer to upholstery, there are a couple of pointers to help you choose a chair to work on. Choose something that has one or two flat planes – a seat and a back – as curves and arms are more complex and take longer to achieve.

If you are a complete beginner, you could bring something more simple such as an upholstered footstool. More experienced upholsters can bring more complex pieces. Your chair can be traditionally built or modern, but be aware that some modern pieces have been constructed using machinery and are difficult to recreate by hand.
Click here for a detailed PDF of suitable chairs.

Please email with a photo of your chair prior to the course so we can answer any suitability questions and advise if your chair is suitable.

The use of all tools and basic equipment is included. Additional nominal charges made for individual materials used.




Register for this event
Price Qty
General Admission - 5 days £645.00 (GBP)  


49-55 Great Guildford Street
United Kingdom

Start Date: 08/04/2017
Course Dates:

Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:00

Price: £645