At the School of Stuff we believe in the joy of making things





Our first Studio Saturday session on May 16th was a great day - very focussed and productive. The next one is on 25th July. It  is a one day session where you can bring pretty much anything furniture-wise and spend a day doing whatever you want with it. Upholster it, restore it, strip it, paint it, reconfigure it or turn it into firewood - whatever you like. Come and use our equipment, materials and expertise, and move a project on, or start something new, or just give something a quick makeover. 10.00am to 5.00pm. There is no structure to the day, you come with a project idea and maybe an object or some materials and we help you plan and realise your ambitions. We have quite a lot of materials here, but it would be wise to check with us first. Book here.

The next Upholstery Taster Weekend is 20th/21st June. Click on the link to find it. These sessions are for beginners, as you might expect, and offer an introduction to upholstery techniques, history and materials. The project is a drop-in seat, your own or ours. The next one after that is in September.

We are doing a chair rushing course over two Saturdays at the end of June/beginning of July, 27th June and 4th July. Ideally you will need a chair which has previously been rushed for this course. 

Over the summer we are running several 5 day intensive courses in a range of furniture related subjects. There are sessions on Traditional Craft Upholstery, Modern Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Project-based Upholstery, Woodworking for Beginners, and Upcycling. Details and booking here

We also offer longer courses, for career changers, in Traditional Upholstery (2 years), Modern Upholstery (1 year) and Furniture Restoration (1 year). The next intake for these is October 2015. Contact us for course details

You can buy courses as gifts and we offer School of Stuff gift vouchers. Have a look here. We have also got upholstery toolkits, a starter's one and a professional one which you can buy online here, and you can buy individual tools from us as well. Email for a price list.


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The School of Stuff teaches a range of crafts – some furniture-related, others simply crafty.  All demand skill and creativity - which we know you have!    We run year long, one day a week courses for career changers, five day intensive courses, twelve week evening classes and one-off days and weekends.   We are adding classes all the time, but here is our current list.