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

 

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We're hosting an Upholstery Training Day for BAFRA, the British Antique Furniture Restorer's Association, on Saturday 5 March. The day is geared towards furniture restorers, and Bruce Luckhurst from BAFRA is going to demonstrate how to fix frames for upholstery, and we'll be demonstrating the traditional reupholstery of a drop in seat. People can bring chairs to this session and we'll offer help and advice. Book through BAFRA, on their training pages.

Our next intake for 12 week evening classes in Upholstery, Woodwork and Furniture Restoration is after Easter.  Book here now. We start the week of 11 April.

The next Studio Saturday at The School of Stuff  is 26 March 2016. A one day session where you can bring pretty much anything furniture-wise and spend the 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, of course, expertise. Book here.

The next Upholstery Taster Weekend is 23/24 April 2016. It is two day introduction to traditional upholstery, its techniques, materials and history, and the project for the weekend is a drop in seat. Use ours or bring your own. Book here. 

The summer five day intensive sessions are now up on the site and bookable. We're running Modern Upholstery, Traditional Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Woodworking for Beginners and Project Upholstery. More 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 will be October 2016. Contact us for course details stuff@theschoolofstuff.co.uk.

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.

 

 

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