Weekend Workshops

Intro to upholstery at The Goodlife Centre

Can’t make it to one of our evening or daytime classes? No problem!

We have a range of weekend courses providing a full program of workshops from Basic DIY, Basic Woodwork & Carpentry, Furniture Making, Painting & Decorating, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Lampshade Making, Rag Rug Making, Basket Weaving and Sewing Curtains & Blinds.

The Goodlife Centre is easy to access from either Borough, Southwark or Waterloo tube stations. Aprons are provided to protect clothes and though it’s a working space, we keep our area rather clean and sawdust free. All of our weekend workshops include a break for lunch – and there is a lovely (inexpensive) restaurant located in the same building and delightful cafes located nearby.

Come with a partner or friend or come alone and make some friends at our workshops. Either way you will leave with some life long skills and a sense of self-accomplishment.

All personal protection, tools and materials are included. More details of individual workshops can be found on each choice below.

Carpentry for Beginnerssmall classes and lots of room to sewSteve English oversees the re assembly of a chairLampshade Making at The Goodlife CentreFun version of ragrug at The Goodlife Centreattaching the bottom cloth of a footstool made at The Goodlife Centre

Start day Date Start time End time Course name Course length Price Good to Know Details Register
Sat 30/07/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sat 30/07/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SOFT FURNISHINGS 1 day Sells out fast! Details Sold Out
Sat 30/07/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Very popular course! Details Register
Sun 31/07/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sun 31/07/2016 10:00 17:00 FURNITURE PAINTING TECHNIQUES 1 day £175 Popular Course! Details Register
Sun 31/07/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 06/08/2016 10:00 17:00 PREPARE & PAINT 1 day £175 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Sat 06/08/2016 10:00 17:00 LOG CABIN CUSHION COVER 1 day £95 Introductory price! Details Register
Sun 07/08/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SOFT FURNISHINGS 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sun 07/08/2016 10:00 16:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175 Turn your own wooden bowl. Details Register
Sun 07/08/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO FURNITURE RESTORATION - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Popular course! Details Register
Sat 13/08/2016 10:00 17:00 WILLOW BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 New Course! Details Register
Sat 13/08/2016 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - WEEKEND 2 days £345 New Course! Details Register
Sat 13/08/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING 1 day £175 New DIY course! Details Register
Sun 14/08/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sun 14/08/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO RAG RUGS 1 day £115 Wonderful traditional craft workshop Details Register
Sat 20/08/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 20/08/2016 10:00 17:00 SPOON CARVING 1 day £115 Brand new course! Details Register
Sat 03/09/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sat 03/09/2016 10:00 16:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175 Turn your own wooden bowl. Details Register
Sat 03/09/2016 10:00 17:00 LOG CABIN QUILTING WEEKEND 2 days £175 Introductory price! Details Register
Sun 04/09/2016 10:00 17:00 PREPARE & PAINT 1 day £175 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Sun 04/09/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sun 04/09/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 10/09/2016 10:00 17:00 LOG CABIN CUSHION COVER 1 day £95 Introductory price! Details Register
Sat 10/09/2016 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - WEEKEND 2 days £345 New Course! Details Register
Sat 10/09/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING 1 day £175 New DIY course! Details Register
Sat 10/09/2016 10:00 17:00 TRADITIONAL LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175 Sew beautiful lampshades - no glue here! Details Register
Sun 11/09/2016 10:00 17:00 SEW AN APRON - 1 DAY 1 day £95 Introductory price! Details Register
Sun 11/09/2016 10:00 12:30 BASIC TILING 1 morning £85 Learn to tackle your tiling projects! Details Register
Sun 11/09/2016 10:00 17:00 SPOON CARVING 1 day £115 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 11/09/2016 14:00 16:30 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 afternoon £85 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sat 17/09/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 weeks £345 Make a stool! Details Register
Sat 17/09/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sat 17/09/2016 10:00 17:00 MAKE A ROMAN BLIND 1 day £115 Popular course! Details Register
Sat 17/09/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO RAG RUGS 1 day £115 Wonderful traditional craft workshop Details Register
Sat 17/09/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO TRADITIONAL UPHOLSTERY - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Fantastic intro to traditional upholstery Details Register
Sun 18/09/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Very popular course! Details Register
Sun 18/09/2016 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - SUNDAYS - SET OF STEPS 5 weeks £695 Make a set of steps Details Register
Sun 18/09/2016 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 24/09/2016 10:00 17:00 PLEATED LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175 Sew beautiful lampshades - no glue here! Details Register
Sat 24/09/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sun 25/09/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sat 01/10/2016 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - SATURDAYS 2 weeks £345 Make a child's step up stool Details Register
Sat 01/10/2016 10:00 12:30 BASIC TILING 1 morning £85 Learn to tackle your tiling projects! Details Register
Sat 01/10/2016 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 01/10/2016 14:00 16:30 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 afternoon £85 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sun 02/10/2016 10:00 17:00 ADVANCED CURTAIN MAKING £115 Not for total beginners Details Register
Sun 02/10/2016 10:00 17:00 HAND CANING FURNITURE 1 day £115 Popular course! Details Register
Sun 02/10/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO FURNITURE RESTORATION - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Popular course! Details Register
Sat 08/10/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO MODERN UPHOLSTERY - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Great intro to modern upholstery! Details Register
Sat 08/10/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO MODERN UPHOLSTERY - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Great intro to modern upholstery! Details Register
Sun 09/10/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 15/10/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 weeks £345 Make a stool! Details Register
Sat 15/10/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING 1 day £175 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sun 16/10/2016 10:00 12:30 BASIC TILING 1 morning £85 Learn to tackle your tiling projects! Details Register
Sun 16/10/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sun 16/10/2016 14:00 16:30 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 afternoon £85 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sat 22/10/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 22/10/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO TRADITIONAL UPHOLSTERY - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Fantastic intro to traditional upholstery Details Register
Sun 23/10/2016 10:00 17:00 PREPARE & PAINT 1 day £175 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Sat 29/10/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sat 29/10/2016 10:00 16:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175 Turn your own wooden bowl. Details Register
Sat 29/10/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO RAG RUGS 1 day £115 Wonderful traditional craft workshop Details Register
Sun 30/10/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sun 30/10/2016 10:00 17:00 FURNITURE PAINTING TECHNIQUES 1 day £175 Popular Course! Details Register
Sun 30/10/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 05/11/2016 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Make a child's step up stool in a weekend Details Register
Sat 05/11/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING 1 day £175 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sun 06/11/2016 08:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS - 5 SUNDAYS - BOX & BOOKENDS 5 weeks £745 New weekend course! Details Register
Sun 06/11/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SOFT FURNISHINGS 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 12/11/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sat 12/11/2016 10:00 12:30 BASIC TILING 1 morning £85 Learn to tackle your tiling projects! Details Register
Sat 12/11/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO TRADITIONAL UPHOLSTERY - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Fantastic intro to traditional upholstery Details Register
Sat 12/11/2016 14:00 16:30 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 afternoon £85 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sun 13/11/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO FURNITURE RESTORATION - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Popular course! Details Register
Sat 19/11/2016 10:00 16:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175 Turn your own wooden bowl. Details Register
Sat 19/11/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Details Register
Sat 19/11/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO MODERN UPHOLSTERY - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Great intro to modern upholstery! Details Register
Sun 20/11/2016 10:00 17:00 LOG CABIN CUSHION COVER 1 day £95 Introductory price! Details Register
Sun 20/11/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO RAG RUGS 1 day £115 Wonderful traditional craft workshop Details Register
Sun 20/11/2016 10:00 17:00 SPOON CARVING 1 day £115 Brand new course! Details Register
Sat 26/11/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 weeks £345 Make a stool! Details Register
Sat 26/11/2016 10:00 17:00 TRADITIONAL LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175 Sew beautiful lampshades - no glue here! Details Register
Sat 26/11/2016 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 26/11/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING 1 day £175 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sun 27/11/2016 10:00 17:00 MAKE A ROMAN BLIND 1 day £115 Popular course! Details Register
Sun 27/11/2016 10:00 12:30 BASIC TILING 1 day £85 Learn to tackle your tiling projects! Details Register
Sun 27/11/2016 14:00 16:30 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 afternoon £85 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sat 03/12/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SOFT FURNISHINGS 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 03/12/2016 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sun 04/12/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register


Contact the Goodlife Centre today! Call Alison on 0207 760 7613 or email alison@thegoodlifecentre.co.uk