our longer craft courses

Our longer courses are designed for career changers or serious hobbyists. They involve structured programmes of study and practice which will equip you to launch a new career.  

Modern Upholstery Techniques - 1 year

One year course designed for career changers or serious hobbyists. Topics include modern upholstery techniques, modern materials, using an air compressor and staple gun, advanced machining skills, cushions and loose cover making, estimating, setting up a workshop, and marketing.

Professional Furniture Restoration – Beginner Level, 1 Year

A one year course in furniture restoration, designed for would be furniture restorers, and dealers who want to do their own restoration. Taught on Tuesdays. You can progress to an Advanced Level in Year 2.


An advanced Furniture Restoration course, for those who already have some basic skills, or who have completed the first year of the Furniture Restoration course.

Professional Traditional Upholstery - 2 year

Two year step-by-step course in traditional upholstery, designed for career changers. Learn craft techniques and use traditional materials to build long-lasting upholstery structures.

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