Top 10 Best Upholstery classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Maintaining clean and sturdy upholstery is a challenge. Upholstery wear and tear is common and the damage caused by everyday use is often unavoidable. Sealing and protecting with external items is often recommended.

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2. Upcycling Furniture with Expert Tuition
During this one week furniture upcycling course you will learn how to do several projects with step by step video instructions and personal guidance from expert upholsterer and author Juliette Goggin. You will learn how to use decoupage to transform anything from an old jewellery box to a chest of drawers with ordenance survey maps or botanical illustrations. You will learn to recover a drop-in seat chair to transform a piece of second hand furniture. Lastly you will learn how to create designer vintage cushions. Your tutor Juliette is an author and broadcaster and is on hand to answer all your queries and help with your own project throughout the week. If you frequent auctions, second hand shops, car boots fairs and street markets, you'll know how inexpensive good second hand furniture can be. With this in mind you will learn a few projects you can tackle to bring some upcycled furniture into your home. Juliette has a career in product design and development, where she worked with fashion designers such as Cath Kidston and Julien Macdonald, who helped Juliette to understand and appreciate both the creative and the manufacturing process. This in turn led Juliette to create her own fragranced gift and home collection, Juliette at Home, which reflected her love of all things recycled and vintage. It became a great success with independent retailers and department stores who loved the upcycled cake stands and candles in repurposed cups and vintage glassware. It also gave Juliette the excuse to spend a lot of time scouring carboot fairs and second hand shops in search of all manner of things that she could repurpose into my own quirky range. Juliette was thrilled to be asked to take part in Super Scrimpers on Channel 4 where she shared this love of crafting with the show’s participants, whilst also giving lots of money saving tips. At the same time Juliette also co wrote her first book, Junk Genius, with her talented friend Stacy Sirk. The book featured endless ideas for repurposing everyday objects and encouraged anyone with a creative flair to have a go at lots of simple, step by step crafting projects in their home.
£55
00
5. Upholster A Drop In Seat Workshop
Fancy yourself as a bit of a DIY pro? Then why not try out this class where you will learn a useful and impressive new skill in a fun and creative environment, and possibly walk away with an unearthed passion for upholstery! In this workshop This class offers the best opportunity for students to learn a wonderful craft in a hands-on and sociable environment. The class is aimed at beginners but anyone is welcome to come along, no matter if you are a complete novice or a seasoned pro looking to touch up on your skills. All students will be guided on how to use all the specialist tools, being shown all the best tips, tricks and techniques of the trade by your esteemed teacher. Students will be shown how to unpick and take apart a drop in dining seat and how to recover a chair seat to transform your ageing piece of furniture into an elegant and eye-catching ornament. Now you can Have the ability to strip old upholstery, evaluate the condition of the frame and recognise necessary repairs Practice your modern upholstery techniques at home as you hone in your new skills Show others what you now know- give someone else the hobby that they have been looking for! Keep You will be able to walk away with a fresh set of skills and your own unique hand-crafted drop in seat. Can't do a full day? Don't worry if you can't do the full day intensive workshop. You can also book this as a course split over 2 evenings - just click here
£120
00
6. Upcycling Class: Reupholster Your Furniture
This workshop will teach you all the beginner upholstery techniques that can be applied to a chair or footstool of your choice in Battersea, London. In this class No need to have any prior upholstery experience and after this fabulous class in Battersea you will leave with a unique, finished piece of furniture. The details: This workshop is aimed at beginners keen to try their hand at revamping some tired furniture using all sorts of fun upholstery techniques. In this class, you will learn: how to take the drop-in seat apart and unpick staples or tacks how to apply a new layer of calico and fabric to obtain best results how to make pleats and add trimmings You will need to bring a chair with a drop-in seat or a footstool. We provide all the tools, materials and equipment needed to complete the class, the only thing you need to bring is some fabric for your upholstery. We recommend you bring something that's matches your décor you you could be left with something that sticks out like a sore thumb. This class is a great way to kick start an interest in upholstery and will leave you able to carry on with projects at home. Bring along a mate to start your new hobby with or come along prepared to you meet other upholstery newbies in your area. By the way: don't forget to bring your own chair or footstool don't worry if you can't find any fabrics at home, you can also buy some in-class (from £15) classes fill up fast to book now to make sure you get yours
£125
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7. Upholster A Drop In Seat Course
Fancy yourself as a bit of a DIY pro? Then why not try out this class where you will learn a useful and impressive new skill in a fun and creative environment, and possibly walk away with an unearthed passion for upholstery! In this course This class offers the best opportunity for students to learn a wonderful craft in a hands-on and sociable environment. The class is aimed at beginners but anyone is welcome to come along, no matter if you are a complete novice or a seasoned pro looking to touch up on your skills. All students will be guided on how to use all the specialist tools, being shown all the best tips, tricks and techniques of the trade by your esteemed teacher. Students will be shown how to unpick and take apart a drop in dining seat and how to recover a chair seat to transform your ageing piece of furniture into an elegant and eye-catching ornament. Now you can Have the ability to strip old upholstery, evaluate the condition of the frame and recognise necessary repairs Practice your modern upholstery techniques at home as you hone in your new skills Show others what you now know- give someone else the hobby that they have been looking for! Keep You will be able to walk away with a fresh set of skills and your own unique hand-crafted drop in seat. Can't do evenings? Don't worry if you can't do this evening course. You can also book this as a course as a one-day intensive workshop - just click here
£140
00

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