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
Sun 04/12/2016 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sun 04/12/2016 10:00 16:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £155 Turn your own wooden bowl. Details Register
Sat 07/01/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 07/01/2017 10:00 17:00 TRADITIONAL LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175 Sew beautiful lampshades - no glue here! Details Register
Sat 07/01/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sat 07/01/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO MODERN UPHOLSTERY - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Great intro to modern upholstery! Details Register
Sun 08/01/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING 1 day £175 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sat 14/01/2017 10:00 17:00 WILLOW BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Make a bread basket Details Register
Sat 14/01/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO FURNITURE RESTORATION - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Popular course! Details Register
Sat 14/01/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 weeks £345 Make a stool! Details Register
Sun 15/01/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sun 15/01/2017 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - SUNDAYS - SET OF STEPS 5 weeks £695 Make a set of steps Details Register
Sun 15/01/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 21/01/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 21/01/2017 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 21/01/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO TRADITIONAL UPHOLSTERY - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Fantastic intro to traditional upholstery Details Register
Sun 22/01/2017 10:00 17:00 MAKE A ROMAN BLIND 1 day £115 Popular course! Details Register
Sun 22/01/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sun 22/01/2017 14:00 17:00 PREPARE TO REPAIR EVENT 1 afternoon Free community event Details Register
Sat 28/01/2017 10:00 12:30 BASIC TILING 1 day £85 Learn to tackle your tiling projects! Details Register
Sat 28/01/2017 10:00 17:00 MAKE A LINEN TASSEL IN A DAY 1 day £115 With Anna Crutchley Details Register
Sat 28/01/2017 10:00 17:00 LOG CABIN QUILTING WEEKEND 2 days £245 Introductory price! Details Register
Sat 28/01/2017 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - STEP UP LOW WOOD STOOL - SATURDAYS 2 weeks £345 Make a Low Wood Stool Details Register
Sat 28/01/2017 14:00 16:30 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 afternoon £85 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sat 28/01/2017 14:00 16:30 INTRO TO MACRAME 2.5 hours £49 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 29/01/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sun 29/01/2017 10:00 17:00 HAND CANING FURNITURE 1 day £115 Popular course! Details Register
Thu 02/02/2017 14:00 16:30 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 afternoon £85 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sat 04/02/2017 10:00 16:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £155 Turn your own wooden bowl. Details Register
Sat 04/02/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SOFT FURNISHINGS - PIPED CUSHION 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 04/02/2017 10:00 17:00 HANDMADE TRIMMINGS 1 day £115 Great addition to lampshades, upholsterys or soft furnishings Details Register
Sat 04/02/2017 10:00 17:00 BUILD YOUR OWN SOLAR CHARGER 1 day £125 Make your own renewable energy! Details Register
Sun 05/02/2017 10:00 17:00 RUSH BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Make a bread basket Details Register
Sun 05/02/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOOD VENEERING 1 day £175 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 05/02/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SOFT FURNISHINGS - BOXED CUSHION 1 day £115 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 05/02/2017 14:00 17:00 PREPARE TO REPAIR EVENT 1 afternoon Free community event Details Register
Sat 11/02/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING 1 day £175 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sat 11/02/2017 10:00 17:00 SPOON CARVING 1 day £155 Brand new course! Details Register
Sat 11/02/2017 10:00 17:00 LOG CABIN CUSHION COVER 1 day £115 Introductory price! Details Register
Sat 11/02/2017 10:00 17:00 PLEATED LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175 Sew beautiful lampshades - no glue here! Details Register
Sun 12/02/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sat 18/02/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 18/02/2017 10:00 17:00 MAKE A ROMAN BLIND 1 day £115 Popular course! Details Register
Sat 18/02/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sun 19/02/2017 10:00 16:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £155 Turn your own wooden bowl. Details Register
Sun 19/02/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sun 19/02/2017 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sun 19/02/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING 1 day £175 Brand new textiles workshops! Details Register
Sat 25/02/2017 10:00 17:00 WILLOW BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Make a bread basket Details Register
Sat 25/02/2017 10:00 17:00 SPOON CARVING 1 day £155 Brand new course! Details Register
Sat 25/02/2017 10:00 17:00 TRADITIONAL LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175 Sew beautiful lampshades - no glue here! Details Register
Sat 25/02/2017 14:00 16:30 INTRO TO MACRAME 2.5 hours £49 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 26/02/2017 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - 5 SUNDAYS - WOOD TABLE 4 weeks £745 Make a wooden table! Details Register
Sun 26/02/2017 10:00 12:30 BASIC TILING 1 day £85 Learn to tackle your tiling projects! Details Register
Sun 26/02/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO RAG RUGS 1 day £115 Wonderful traditional craft workshop Details Register
Sun 26/02/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SOFT FURNISHINGS - BOXED CUSHION 1 day £115 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 26/02/2017 14:00 16:30 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 afternoon £85 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sat 04/03/2017 10:00 17:00 MAKE A ROMAN BLIND 1 day £115 Popular course! Details Register
Sat 04/03/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING 1 day £175 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sat 04/03/2017 10:00 17:00 SPOON CARVING 1 day £155 Brand new course! Details Register
Sat 04/03/2017 10:00 17:00 BUILD YOUR OWN SOLAR CHARGER 1 day £125 Make your own renewable energy! Details Register
Sat 04/03/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO MODERN UPHOLSTERY - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Great intro to modern upholstery! Details Register
Sun 05/03/2017 10:00 17:00 PREPARE & PAINT 1 day £175 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Sun 05/03/2017 10:00 17:00 POM POM TASSELS 1 day £115 With Anna Crutchley Details Register
Sun 05/03/2017 10:00 17:00 ADVANCED CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115 New advanced course! Details Register
Sat 11/03/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SOFT FURNISHINGS - PIPED CUSHION 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 11/03/2017 10:00 17:00 PLEATED LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175 Sew beautiful lampshades - no glue here! Details Register
Sat 11/03/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO STENCILLING 1 day £115 Brand new workshop! Details Register
Sat 11/03/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS - WOOD STOOL 2 weeks £345 Make a stool! Details Register
Sun 12/03/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sun 12/03/2017 10:00 17:00 HAND CANING FURNITURE 1 day £115 Popular course! Details Register
Sun 12/03/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO RAG RUGS 1 day £115 Wonderful traditional craft workshop Details Register
Sat 18/03/2017 10:00 17:00 MAKE A LINEN TASSEL IN A DAY 1 day £115 With Anna Crutchley Details Register
Sat 18/03/2017 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 18/03/2017 10:00 17:00 LOG CABIN QUILTING WEEKEND 2 days £245 Introductory price! Details Register
Sun 19/03/2017 10:00 17:00 MAKE A ROMAN BLIND 1 day £115 Popular course! Details Register
Sun 19/03/2017 10:00 17:00 RUSH BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Make a bread basket Details Register
Sun 19/03/2017 14:00 17:00 PREPARE TO REPAIR EVENT 1 afternoon Free community event Details Register
Sat 25/03/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 25/03/2017 10:00 16:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £155 Turn your own wooden bowl. Details Register
Sat 25/03/2017 10:00 17:00 TRADITIONAL LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175 Sew beautiful lampshades - no glue here! Details Register
Sat 25/03/2017 10:00 18:00 INTRO TO TRADITIONAL UPHOLSTERY - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Fantastic intro to traditional upholstery Details Register
Sun 26/03/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING 1 day £175 Brand new textiles workshops! Details Register
Thu 30/03/2017 14:00 16:30 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 afternoon £85 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sat 01/04/2017 10:00 16:00 FELT MAKING 1 day £95 Introductory price! Details Register
Sat 01/04/2017 10:00 12:30 BASIC TILING 1 day £85 Learn to tackle your tiling projects! Details Register
Sat 01/04/2017 10:00 17:00 POM POM TASSELS 1 day £115 With Anna Crutchley Details Register
Sat 01/04/2017 10:00 17:00 LOG CABIN CUSHION COVER 1 day £115 Introductory price! Details Register
Sat 01/04/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY - SHELF & BRACKETS 1 day £175 Make a shelf Details Register
Sat 01/04/2017 14:00 16:30 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 afternoon £85 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sun 02/04/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING 1 day £175 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Sun 02/04/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sun 02/04/2017 10:00 17:00 HANDMADE TRIMMINGS 1 day £115 Great addition to lampshades, upholsterys or soft furnishings Details Register
Sun 02/04/2017 10:00 13:00 INTRO TO WOODBLOCK PRINTING Half a day £65 Brand new workshop! Details Register
Sat 08/04/2017 10:00 16:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £155 Turn your own wooden bowl. Details Register
Sat 08/04/2017 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 08/04/2017 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sun 09/04/2017 10:00 17:00 WILLOW BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Make a bread basket Details Register
Sun 09/04/2017 10:00 17:00 PREPARE & PAINT 1 day £175 Learn to decorate like a professional! Details Register
Sun 09/04/2017 10:00 17:00 MAKE A ROMAN BLIND 1 day £115 Popular course! Details Register
Sun 09/04/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOOD VENEERING 1 day £175 Brand new course! Details Register

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