upholstery courses in london

Looking for a Upholstery Course in London? At the The School of Stuff in Dalston, East London, upholstery is a core subject. We teach traditional and modern upholstery and offer a range of upholstery courses to suit different needs, from career changers to hobbyists. We run weekend taster courses for beginners, occasional five day intensive courses, twelve week project based evening classes, and longer  courses offering a systematic training in both traditional and modern upholstery. So something for everyone.

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Upholstery - Taster Weekend

Regular weekend taster sessions in traditional upholstery, where you will learn some basic techniques and be introduced to tools and materials, and the history of upholstery. 

Upholstery - Monday Evening

12 week project based upholstery session on Monday evenings, taught by Sharon Hennessy

Upholstery - Thursday Evening

12 week project based upholstery session on Thursday evenings, taught by Pia St John.

Project upholstery with Amanda Girling-Budd - five day intensive

Bring a chair and spend five days learning how to reupholster it. You will learn either traditional or modern upholstery techniques depending on the age and design of your chair.  Amanda will share a wealth of skill and knowledge of modern and historical craft techniques in this five day session. 

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 Traditional Upholstery - 1 year

One year step-by-step course in traditional upholstery, designed for career changers. Learn craft techniques and use traditional materials to create durable and comfortable seating structures.

Advanced Traditional Upholstery - 1 year

One year advanced course in traditional upholstery, for those who have completed the Professional Traditional Upholstery course, or equivalent. The course focuses on the complete re-upholstery of a traditional armchair.

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