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Courses & Workshops

We run a wide rage of upholstery classes from 5 week courses to day workshops. We hope you find something that will inspire you.

5 Week Upholstery course

Learn a new skill by  upholstering a piece of your own furniture in a fun relaxed environment.We run these classes weekly during term time and classes are booked in blocks of five sessions of  three hours , giving a total of 15 hours for each course block.Please click on Events below for further details or feel free to email us.

 

Cost for each 15 hour course: £125.00.

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Saturday Workshop

 

These classes are an opportunity for anyone wishing to get a really good run at working on their chosen piece of furniture.

If you need time, space and guidance, why not come along to one of our Saturday workshops.

 

Beginners or more experienced upholsterers  

are welcome.

Classes are from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost £65

 
 
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Box Cushion Workshop

 

The skill of creating a box cushion is an essential part of upholstery and once mastered it can be adapted for any chair, window seat or bench for your home or garden.

On our one-day course, you will be taught how to create and attach piping, how to insert a zip and create a profession finish to your box cushion. You will leave with your sample cushion and the confidence to create  beautiful, bespoke box cushions.

You will need basic hand and machine sewing skills and an understanding of your sewing machine.

On the day, you should bring with you a packed lunch and drink, your sewing machine and a neutral sewing thread. All other materials are provided.

Duration 6. hrs  (incl. 1/2 hour lunch break).

Cost  £85

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Footstool Workshop

 

This workshop is a perfect introduction to upholstery. During this one day course, you will be provided with all the materials and tuition needed to create your own beautiful bespoke footstool.  All you are required to bring is a meter of your own fabric.Working on a craftsman made frame, you will be guided through the process, step by step, learning many valuable techniques that you can take through to other projects in the future.Cost: £149.00

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Introduction to Traditional Upholstery

On our one day traditional upholstery course you will learn the skills and methods needed to upholster traditional furniture. These basic skills are the basis for all traditional upholstery and are a great foundation to build on for  more advanced upholstery and future projects. Using a craftsman made frame, you will learn how to web, add stuffing, create a stitched edge and attach your top covering. Our bespoke frames have been created so you can easily add legs and turn your sample into a beautiful footstool. Turned Pine legs can be purchased from us on the day if you wish.

All materials to create your frame are provided, all you need is 50x50cm of an upholstery fabric of your choice for your top covering.

Please do bring your own drinks and a packed lunch.

Duration 7. hrs  (incl. 1/2 hour lunch break).

Cost  £155

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Deep Button Footstool Workshop

 

This is a two day workshop during which you will learn the beautiful and traditional technique of deep buttoning on your own footstool. You will be taken step by step through the process enabling you to create a lovely bespoke piece of furniture.You will be provided with a craftsman made frame (including tulip legs as shown in picture) and all the materials, notes and tuition needed to complete your footstool. All you are required to bring is a metre of your own fabric and any trims you wish to use. Cost: £270

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Lampshade Workshop

 
During this workshop, you will learn how to create your own stunning 30cm diameter drum lampshade. All the materials you will need are provided, the only thing you're required to bring is a piece of your own fabric. Size of fabric required: minimum 97cm wide x 25.5 cm long. Workshop duartion: 3 hours Cost: £48

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Mini Lampshade Lights

During this workshop, you will create your own fabulous string of mini lightshades using an array of vintage and vintage inspired fabrics and trims. All the materials you will need are provided to make a 10 lights string.

Workshop duration: 2 1/2 hours 

Cost: £40 

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Christmas Mini Lampshade Lights

During this workshop, you will create your own fabulous string of mini festive lightshades using an array of vintage and vintage inspired fabrics and trims. All the materials you will need are provided to make a 10 light string. This course will be hosted at Kingshill House. Please contact directly to book.

Kingshill House, Kingshill Lane, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4BZ
Tel: ​​01453 549133 | Email: admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk

 

Workshop duration: 2 1/2 hours 

Cost: £40 

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