Short Course – An Introduction to Upholstery

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Bring in your own item for upholstering and complete the task while you learn. This course is for complete novices. Bring in an old footstool or chair with a simple seat and/or back pad. Please avoid chairs with upholstered arms. Ideally your item should be traditionally made as modern made furniture is often constructed using machinery so is difficult to recreate by hand.

To register your interest, please use our online form here

  • College certificate
  • Interest in furniture and design
  • No prior experience necessary

You will need to bring:

  • Steel toe-capped boots (to be worn at all times while on course)
  • H or 2H pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser/rubber
  • Pens/pencils
  • Notebook/paper


  • More detail to follow but we will offer a variety of courses ranging from 2 and 4 day workshops, term-long Saturday courses and one or two week blocks over Easter and Summer 
  • Fees tbc and dependent on length of course. Please apply via website to register your interest and we will contact you with further details in due course 
  • N/A (college certification only)
  • Opportunity to gain material for portfolio or develop your experience in design
  • Other woodworking or upholstery mainstream programme