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Upholstery Taster Weekend

Dalston E82EB
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Two session course
Two day intro to traditional upholstery. Learn about the tools, materials, history of the craft and we’ll teach you key techniques.
Upholstery Taster Weekend
by The School of Stuff
Upholstery Taster Weekend by The School of Stuff - crafts in London

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What you will do

Two session course


The School of Stuff is offering a two-day taster session in traditional upholstery.

Upholstery is a traditional craft which uses materials and techniques developed over centuries to produce elegant, comfortable seating that will last generations. You will learn about the tools, materials, and history of the craft and we will teach you some key techniques. Over the weekend you will learn how to upholster a drop-in seat for a dining chair (either your own or one we can provide). The course is designed as an introduction so that you can see if you like traditional upholstery. If you do, we have plenty of courses you can progress to!

The School of Stuff teaches furniture related crafts from our well-equipped studio in East London. Our core subjects are upholstery, cabinet making and furniture restoration. Our teaching team are skilled working upholsterers, designers, cabinet makers and furniture restorers. We are also all experienced teachers.

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Did you know?

Upholstery springs were apparently invented by Samuel Pratt. In 1826 he registered a patent for a cure for sea sickness which was a sprung divan which you rolled around on at sea in stormy weather. It was maybe not so good as a cure for sea sickness but it did take off in upholstery.
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Class location

B003, Lighthouse Studios
89A Shacklewell Lane

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Upholstery Taster Weekend by The School of Stuff - crafts in London

About your host, The School of Stuff

The School of Stuff is a studio dedicated to teaching furniture crafts in Dalston, East London. They run evening classes, weekend courses, and longer training courses for career changers. Core subjects are upholstery, furniture restoration and furniture making.

The core teaching team are working upholsterers, furniture makers and restorers, who are also all experienced teachers.

There should be something for everyone – as long as it's furniture-related.

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Bring yourself, a notebook and a camera. And a drop in seat if you have one (don't worry if you haven't, we have lots here). There is an hour break for lunch. Bring food if you want to, but there are lots of nice places to eat nearby. Tea and coffee is on tap. Wear sensible shoes!

Age Requirement


All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Upholstery Taster Weekend
by The School of Stuff
Upholstery Taster Weekend by The School of Stuff - crafts in London
Two session course