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UPHOLSTERY COURSES

We are aware that some of our trade customers run upholstery courses and we are happy to list these here on our website.  Do send us any details, dates, accreditations, links etc. and a photograph if you would like to include one.  It is, of course, important to note that Glover Bros is purely listing information given to us and that it is up to the individual to ascertain whether or not the course is suitable for their personal requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     

CARMARTHENSHIRE

The Traditional Upholstery Workshop

Porthyrhyd

Carmarthenshire

 

Members of The Association of Master Upholsterers and an approved AMUSF Training Centre delivering Stage One, Two and Three of the Accredited Diploma.

They also offer their own private diploma certificate course for students preferring a less formal but professional approach, and leisure courses for those aspiring towards a hobby rather than a business.

Courses run throughout the year, so tuition is individual and flexible.

 

www.upholsterycourses.com

     

CORNWALL

Tresithick Upholstery Training
The Barn Workshop,
Trevilvas Farmhouse
Grampound,
Truro, Cornwall
TR2 4DE

Tel: +44 (0)1726 884500

 

Members of the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers (AMUSF) and the only approved AMUSF training centre in the South West, delivering Level 2 and Level 3 Craft Certificate courses accredited by the AMUSF which are suitable for those seeking a career change.  5-day leisure courses also available, suitable for any level of ability from the novice to those with upholstery experience who wish to take on a more ambitious project.  Courses run throughout the year - please click on website link for further details.

 

www.tresithickrestorations.co.uk

 

 

 

DEVON

John Cooper

Colyford Memorial Hall

Contact: Katie Sivier

Tel: 01297 551288

katiesivier@btinternet.com

 

 

Steve Chivers

Newton Abbot

+44 (0)1626 355130

+44 (0)7809 099180

chiversupholstery@btinternet.com

WRW Devon

Newton Abbot & Torquay

Basil Sanders

+44 (0)7977 355213 (Newton Abbot)

+44 (0)1803 317188 (Torquay) or

wrwdevon@yahoo.co.uk

 

Upholstery classes, all abilities welcome - held on Mondays, daytime, at the Colyford Memorial Hall on the A3052, Lyme Regis to Sidmouth road.  Please email Katie for more information.

 

Private lessons in Newton Abbot on Thursdays & Fridays.  Please contact for further details.

 

Courses cover upholstery, wood repair/polishing & caning.  They run near Newton Abbot all day on Mondays and in Torquay on Wednesdays from 4 pm, resuming in September.

 

 

     

DORSET

Strippers and Stuffers Club

Portesham Methodist Hall

Portesham

Nr Dorchester

Dorset

Jan Nightingale

woolley.night@btinternet.com

Tel: 01258 454215 after 6.30 pm

except Wednesdays.

 

 

 

 

 

Jan, previously an upholsterer and loose cover maker for about 40 years, runs a course in Dorset every Wednesday from 5.30 pm - 8 pm.   The year commences on 2nd Wednesday in September but new students can start at any time in the year.  Beginners are welcome and one can learn upholstery, loose covers, curtains or dressmaking.  Jan also gives private lessons in Blandford Forum. Please phone or email for futher information.

 

 

Anna Eckford

Higher Dairy Farm

Cowgrove

Wimborne

Dorset

TH21 4EL


Tel: +44 (0)1202 883906

anna@upholstery-classes.co.uk

 

An accredited AMUSF training centre offering both leisure classes and formal qualifications in Traditional Upholstery.  Please visit website for details.

 

www.upholstery-classes.co.uk

     

HEREFORDSHIRE

Franklin Upholstery & Interiors

Unit 1-4 Twyford Road

Rotherwas Industrial Estate

Hereford

Herefordshire

HR2 6JR

Tel: 07749 847251

sjfranklin69@gmail.com

 

Stephen Franklin runs an accredited AMU&SF training centre offering both formal qualifications and leisure in Traditional Upholstery.

Stephen was awarded by The Worshipful Company of Upholders a Certificate of Excellence Award in Upholstery and Soft Furnishings in 2015

Please visit his website for more details. 

 

www.franklinupholstery.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

LANCASHIRE

R Fraser Upholstery

37 Walker Grove

Heysham

Morecambe

Lancashire

Tel: +44 (0)1524 851905

 

Students come to upholstery classes from all over the North West.  See website for details.

 

www.rfraserupholstery.com

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Fiona Swan

Titchmarsh

Northamptonshire

fiona.swan@aol.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)7779 713073

 

Fiona is running soft furnishing workshops in the Pavilion, Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire.  If they prove to be successful she hopes to set up others in surrounding villages.  Please contact her for more details.

 

OXFORDSHIRE

Oxford School of Upholstery

Horspath

East Oxford

Tel: +44 (0)1539 592786

info@kendalupholstery.com

 

This is a fully functioning upholstery workshop and an AMUSF approved training centre with examining status and with over 10 years experience, offering flexible attendance on a range of courses including:

Traditional Upholstery Workshops

Accredited Courses in Upholstery

Professional Training

Apprenticeships

 

www.kendalupholstery.com/upholstery-courses/

SHROPSHIRE

Fiona Hill

enquiries@interiorexperience.co.uk

Tel: 07869 214211

 

 

see website for details

 

 

 

www.interiorexperience.co.uk

SOMERSET

Ball Hill Farm Upholstery

Ball HIll Farm

Rock Hill

Wrantage

Somerset

TA3 6DN

Nicky Gane

Tel: +44 (0)1823 490460

Mobile: 07940 827740

timgane@tiscali.co.uk

 

Ball Hill Farm Upholstery offer evening classes, one day or weekend workshops and private tuition.  Learn and have fun in a spacious, well-equipped studio, with all essential tools provided, and materials required available to purchase.

 

www.ballhillfarm.org

     

Lucy Harden

Cleeve

North Somerset

Tel: 01275 875155

lucy.harden@sky.com

Held in Cleeve Village Hall every Wednesday, friendly upholstery classes for all abilities, using traditional/modern upholstery techniques. 'Give a piece of furniture a new lease of life'. Contact Lucy for more information.

 

 

Cherry Dobson

Lilac Barn

English Hurdle

Curload

Stoke St Gregory

+44 (0)1823 698707

+44 (0)7836 685195

 

 

see website for details of upholstery and other courses

 

www.lilacbarn.co.uk

The Design Department

Ridgway Hall

Staceys Court

Bow Street

Langport

TA10 9PQ

Tel: 07455 106842

thedesigndepartment 2015@gmail.com

8 week course using traditional methods.  Free parking and ramp access to the hall.

Half day or full day. Ring or email for more information or to book.

 

The Makery

16 Northumberland Place

Bath

BA1 5AR

sarah@themakery.co.uk

Tel: 01225 487708

The Makery runs a range of creative workshops including a one-day 'Introduction to Upholstery' where you learn traditional techniques to upholster a drop-in seat, ottoman or stool.  You could also learn to make piped cushions, curtains, roman blinds and much more. www.themakery.co.uk

The Woodworks Project

1-4 Victoria Park Business Centre

Midland Road

Bath

BA1 3AX

upholstery@thewoodworksproject.com

Tel: 01225 313240

Traditional Upholstery courses run from our professionally equipped workshops in Bath.

Our experienced tutor, Leigh-Anne Treadwell, a highly skilled upholsterer, and founder of Bristol Upholstery Collective, will be guiding you step-by-step to project completion. 

Traditional upholstery is a highly labour intensive skill that requires years of practice, that’s what makes it an exciting and endless learning journey as you pull apart furniture to reveal the trade secrets that lie underneath. With a handful of tools and a few tricks up your sleeve, it’s an addictive and highly rewarding skill to practice. The materials are natural and the processes enchanting… and the transformation, impressive. 

In a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, you will have the chance to bring out the best in your furniture, and create an opportunity to feel proud. Whatever your drive to learn upholstery, our upholstery courses are an enjoyable opportunity to really get to know what it’s all about. 

This 6 week traditional upholstery course is very much dictated by what you wish to achieve. You'll benefit from seeing a variety of works being completed alongside your own project, class demonstrations and one-to-one support. The beauty of a weekly class is the available time to complete homework if you wish to really make the most of tuition during the lesson - you can achieve so much more! 

 

All proceeds from our public upholstery courses are used to help fund The Woodworks Project’s charitable activities, so by enrolling on one of our courses you are directly helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community.

 

For course dates, details and to book online, or to find out more about the work of our charity please visit; www.thewoodworksproject.co.uk 

 

 

WORCS/GLOS

Jenny Collier

Tel: +44 (0)1242 602283

old_station_house@hotmail.com

 

Courses available at South Worcestershire College, Evesham & other venues.  Short courses and summer courses also available.  Professional lecturer with extensive knowledge, skill and experience

 

SCOTLAND

Walkers Upholstery & Interiors

106 Bonnygate

Cupar

Fife

KY15 4LF

hutcheons@live.co.uk

Tel: 01337 810724

 

Brass Tacks Upholstery Services

Aldersyde

Crocketford

Dumfries

DG2 8RA

steven@brasstacksfurniture.co.uk

Tel: 01556 690236

 

AMU accredited Level 2 & Level 3 upholstery courses.   Also private leisure classes: 2, 3 or 5 day courses and night classes on 2 evenings a week.  Courses suitable for all levels and abilities.  See website for more details.

 

Member of the AMU.  Private Upholstery classes, offering one, two or three consecutive day classes with evening.  Maximum of four students, sign up for as many or as few classes as you like.  Bring your own project, either traditional or modern, and receive tuition from a qualified upholsterer with forty years of experience.  All tools, machines and materials are provided, or you may bring your own.  Full information on the website.

 

www.walkersupholstery.com

 

 

 

 

www.brasstacksathome.co.uk

INTERNATIONAL- FRANCE

Sowerbys Upholstery

Runduic 29410

Pleyber Christ

Brittany

France

Jude Sowerby

sowerbysupholstery@gmail.com

Tel: 0033 29 87 85 909

 

On site accommodation available.See website for more details

 

www.sowerbysupholstery.com

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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