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 dayDateStart timeEnd timeCourse nameCourse lengthPriceGood to KnowDetailsRegister
Sat 09/05/2015 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY 1 day £175.00 details Available Spaces: 0
Sat 16/05/2015 10:00 17:00 PLEATED LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £175.00 From £175 details
Sat 16/05/2015 10:00 17:00 FURNITURE PAINTING TECHNIQUES 1 day £175.00 details
Sun 17/05/2015 10:00 17:00 HAND CANING FURNITURE 1 day £115.00 Fabulous traditional skill details
Sat 23/05/2015 10:00 17:00 UPHOLSTER A TRADITIONAL FOOTSTOOL - WEEKEND 2 days £345.00 Fantastic intro to traditional upholstery details
Sat 23/05/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY 1 day £175.00 Make a set of wood brackets details
Sun 24/05/2015 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY 1 day £175.00 details Available Spaces: 0
Sat 30/05/2015 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY 1 day £175.00 details Available Spaces: 0
Sat 30/05/2015 10:00 17:00 TRADITIONAL LAMPSHADE MAKING 1 or 2 days £345.00 From £175 details
Sat 30/05/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SOFT FURNISHINGS 1 day £115.00 Brand new workshop! details
Sun 31/05/2015 14:00 17:00 REPAIR CAFE - A Community Project to Repair, Reuse, Recycle £0.00 Free community event! details
Sat 06/06/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY - 1 DAY 1 day £175.00 Featured in ELLE Decoration details
Sat 06/06/2015 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115.00 details
Sun 07/06/2015 10:00 17:00 ADVANCED CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115.00 New advanced course details
Sun 07/06/2015 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS - SUNDAYS 5 weeks £795.00 Make a wood table details
Sat 13/06/2015 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY 1 day £175.00 details
Sat 20/06/2015 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115.00 details
Sat 20/06/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO FURNITURE RESTORATION - 1 DAY 1 day £175.00 Popular course! details
Sun 21/06/2015 10:00 17:00 MAKE A ROMAN BLIND 1 day £115.00 details
Sat 27/06/2015 08:00 17:00 MAKE A MULTIPLE MOULD TASSEL IN A DAY 1 day £115.00 details
Sat 27/06/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS 2 days £345.00 Make a wood stool details
Sun 28/06/2015 10:00 17:00 HANDMADE TRIMMINGS 1 day £115.00 details
Sat 04/07/2015 10:00 17:00 CURTAIN MAKING 1 day £115.00 details
Sat 04/07/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO TWINED BASKET WEAVING 1 day £115.00 details
Sun 05/07/2015 10:00 17:00 MAKE A ROMAN BLIND 1 day £115.00 details
Sat 11/07/2015 10:00 17:00 UPHOLSTER A DEEP BUTTONED FOOTSTOOL - WEEKEND 2 days £345.00 Great intro to modern upholstery! details
Sat 11/07/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 1 DAY 1 day £175.00 Make a set of wood brackets details
Sun 12/07/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODCARVING 1 day £175.00 Fantastic beginners course details
Tue 14/07/2015 18:30 21:00 BASIC ELECTRICS 2.5 hours £70.00 details
Sat 18/07/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODTURNING 1 day £175.00 Brand new workshop! details
Sun 19/07/2015 10:00 17:00 DIY IN A DAY 1 day £175.00 details
Tue 04/08/2015 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY SUMMER SCHOOL: MAKE A TABLE 5 days £745.00 Staycation Series details
Mon 17/08/2015 10:00 17:00 CARPENTRY SUMMER SCHOOL: MAKE A BENCH 5 days £795.00 Staycation Series details
Sat 12/09/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO TWINED BASKET WEAVING 1 day £115.00 details
Sat 19/09/2015 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO WOODWORK - 2 DAYS 2 days £345.00 Make a wood stool details

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