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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.



The Traditional Upholstery Workshop




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.


Plush Upholstery Workshops


St John's Road



WA14 2NB

Tel: +44 (0)7580 651312



A City & Guilds qualified traditional upholsterer who offers weekly traditional upholstery classes each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday on a small and informal basis. Ideal for everyone from beginner leisure enthusiasts who have a project they want to undertake with some guidance and support, to those looking to gain sufficient experience and knowledge to run their own upholstery businesses in the long term.





Tresithick Upholstery Training
The Barn Workshop,
Trevilvas Farmhouse
Truro, Cornwall

Tel: +44 (0)1726 884500


Traditional and modern courses throughout the year are run from a professionally equipped workshop by artisan upholsterer Polly Waite.  The courses vary from 5 day hobby courses to 6 week fast track training courses, plus a weekend course per month.  They are open to all abilities from total beginner to the more experienced looking to further their skills.  For course dates, details and to book online, visit the website.


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.








John Cooper

Colyford Memorial Hall

Contact: Katie Sivier

Tel: 01297 551288



Steve Chivers

Newton Abbot

+44 (0)1626 355130

+44 (0)7809 099180

WRW Devon

Newton Abbot & Torquay

Basil Sanders

+44 (0)7977 355213 (Newton Abbot)

+44 (0)1803 317188 (Torquay) or

Bramblemead Upholstery

Dalwood, Axminster

01404 881312


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.


Martin teaches traditional upholstery skills at all levels in his home workshop in the beautiful village of Dalwood, East Devon.  Please telephone him to discuss your individual requirements.




Strippers and Stuffers Club

Portesham Methodist Hall


Nr Dorchester


Jan Nightingale

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 further information.



Anna Eckford

Higher Dairy Farm




TH21 4EL

Tel: +44 (0)1202 883906


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

Amanda Luddington

River Cottage Upholstery





Tel: 01308 482403

Traditional and Modern Upholstery Workshops:Workshops are as a rule run along the school term time, (every six weeks).With a occasional acception.
 Held at:The Village Hall, Littlebredy,Dorchester, Dorset. DT2 9HQ. Tel: 01308 482403

Littlebredy is a Private Estate, with thatched cottages nestled in the Bride Valley a stones throw away from the jurassic coastline.

Associated member of the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers  (AMUSF).
Yeoman Member of the Worshipful Company of Upholders

Workshops are held on:

Wednesday:   10-1 & 2-5 Friday              10-1            Saturday:        10-1 & 2-5 6 session of 3 hours £120       Tea & coffee are provided 


Franklin Upholstery & Interiors

Unit 1-4 Twyford Road

Rotherwas Industrial Estate




Tel: 07749 847251


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.







R Fraser Upholstery

37 Walker Grove




Tel: +44 (0)1524 851905


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


Oxford School of Upholstery


East Oxford

Tel: +44 (0)1539 592786


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



Fiona Hill

Tel: 07869 214211



see website for details


Ball Hill Farm Upholstery

Ball HIll Farm

Rock Hill




Nicky Gane

Tel: +44 (0)1823 490460

Mobile: 07940 827740


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.

Angela Lamb

Tel: 07455 106042


Daytime and evening classes.

Edington Village Hall

(TA7 9HA)

Thursdays 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Keinton Mandeville Village Hall

Chistles Lane, Somerton

(TA11 6ES)

Fridays 9.30 am - 12.30 pm


Lucy Harden


North Somerset

Tel: 01275 875155

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


Stoke St Gregory

+44 (0)1823 698707

+44 (0)7836 685195



see website for details of upholstery and other courses

Strode College



Tel: 01458 844590

Adult Education Classes in termtime.

Angela Lamb - traditional upholstery teacher

See college website for more details




The Makery

16 Northumberland Place



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.

The Woodworks Project

1-4 Victoria Park Business Centre

Midland Road



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; 




Sweetman and White Upholstery Services

29a South Street

(behind Butler's Court)


BA12 8DZ

Contact: Claire Matthew

Tel: 01985 988140



Give Claire a ring for further details of her classes.



Walkers Upholstery & Interiors

106 Bonnygate



KY15 4LF

Tel: 01337 810724


Brass Tacks Upholstery Services





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.



Sowerbys Upholstery

Runduic 29410

Pleyber Christ



Jude Sowerby

Tel: 0033 29 87 85 909


On site accommodation available.See website for more details

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