Upholstery course Tuesday afternoon 1.30 - 4.00
12 sessions each 2.5 hours - cost £300
Students on our weekly upholstery training courses work in small groups of mixed abilities and experience. New students are encouraged to begin with a small item of furniture such as a drop in seat, a small footstool, or even a headboard. All equipment is available to use, and students are welcome to bring their own tools if they prefer.
Advice and teaching is very hands on and students will learn upholstery at their own pace in a friendly and fun environment. Students with no experience of upholstery are welcome and will be taught the basic skills required to progress to a complete upholstery project. Students with some upholstery experience and who want to refine their skills or learn new techniques are equally welcome. The upholstery training courses are taught by Jan and Angela. Both are City and Guilds qualified and have previously taught upholstery and sewing for Kirklees College.
Both modern and traditional upholstery techniques are on offer, so whether you want to learn how to use modern foam with staple guns, or traditional stuffing and webbing, you will find what you need at Manorhouse School of Upholstery.
What's included in the price?
Tools are available to use on the course. Materials and essentials such as tacks, staples and other ancillaries are available to buy at minimal cost. Also on offer is a wide variety of fabrics for purchase at below retail price. Refreshments are available on site for a minimal cost, and local shops offer a range of refreshments if required. (The money made from sales of tea and coffee is donated to a local charity at the end of each block of courses)
Pieces of furniture are not included but if new students are struggling to find a suitable item, assistance can be provided.
Most students bring their own item of furniture and spend a few pounds on material and essentials such as fixings to prepare an item to the stage where it is ready for a top cover. All that is then required is a metre or few of top cover fabric, the cost of which will vary depending on the type and size.