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.

Start day Date Start time End time Course name Course length Price Good to Know Details Register
Sat 29/08/2015 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY 1 day Sells out fast! Details Sold Out
Sat 05/09/2015 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY 1 day Sells out fast! Details Sold Out
Sun 06/09/2015 10:00 17:00 HAND CANING FURNITURE 1 day £115 Fabulous traditional skill Details Register
Sun 06/09/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sat 12/09/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO TWINED BASKET WEAVING 1 day £115 Details Register
Sat 12/09/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Featured in ELLE Decoration Details Register
Sun 13/09/2015 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - SUNDAYS 5 weeks £795 Make a wood table Details Register
Sat 19/09/2015 10:00 17:00 TRADITIONAL LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175 From £175 Details Register
Sat 19/09/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS 2 days £345 Make a wood stool Details Register
Sat 26/09/2015 10:00 17:00 BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Details Register
Sun 27/09/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SOFT FURNISHINGS 1 day Brand new workshop! Details Sold Out
Sat 03/10/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Make a set of wood brackets Details Register
Sat 03/10/2015 10:00 17:00 UPHOLSTER A TRADITIONAL FOOTSTOOL - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Fantastic intro to traditional upholstery Details Register
Sat 10/10/2015 10:00 17:00 PLEATED LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175 From £175 Details Register
Sat 10/10/2015 10:00 17:00 FURNITURE PAINTING TECHNIQUES 1 day £175 Details Register
Sat 17/10/2015 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115 Details Register
Sat 17/10/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO FURNITURE RESTORATION - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Popular course! Details Register
Sun 18/10/2015 10:00 17:00 HAND CANING FURNITURE 1 day £115 Fabulous traditional skill Details Register
Sun 18/10/2015 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 24/10/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Featured in ELLE Decoration Details Register
Sat 24/10/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175 Brand new workshop! Details Register
Sat 24/10/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO RAG RUGS & BEYOND 1 day £95 Early Bird Price! Details Register
Sun 25/10/2015 10:00 17:00 BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Details Register
Sun 25/10/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175 Fantastic beginners course Details Register
Sat 31/10/2015 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register
Sat 31/10/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SOFT FURNISHINGS 1 day £115 Brand new workshop! Details Register
Sun 01/11/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Featured in ELLE Decoration Details Register
Sat 07/11/2015 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115 Details Register
Sat 07/11/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Make a set of wood brackets Details Register
Sun 08/11/2015 10:00 17:00 MAKE A ROMAN BLIND 1 day £115 Details Register
Sat 14/11/2015 10:00 17:00 UPHOLSTER A DEEP BUTTONED FOOTSTOOL - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Great intro to modern upholstery! Details Register
Sat 14/11/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS 2 days £345 Make a wood stool Details Register
Sat 21/11/2015 10:00 17:00 TRADITIONAL LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175 From £175 Details Register
Sat 28/11/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY - 1 DAY 1 day £175 Featured in ELLE Decoration Details Register
Sat 28/11/2015 10:00 17:00 BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Details Register
Sun 29/11/2015 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115 Details Register
Sat 05/12/2015 10:00 17:00 UPHOLSTER A TRADITIONAL FOOTSTOOL - WEEKEND 2 days £345 Fantastic intro to traditional upholstery Details Register
Sat 05/12/2015 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY 1 day £175 Sells out fast! Details Register

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


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