“Creativity is contagious, pass it on”

Albert Einstein

Hamilton and Hodson are delighted to present a series of short upholstery courses for 2020. These one- or two-day sessions will give students, new and experienced, the space and opportunity to develop their passion for upholstery. Taught by Nicky Hamilton and Erica Fredricksson, who have over 30 years’ combined experience, you will receive close supervision and guidance and learn new skills to upholster creatively and accurately. 

Book for one or two days to begin your upholstery journey with us, or for a series of sessions to develop your knowledge and skills to a greater level. We will support students to upholster a broad range of furniture, learning a variety of techniques with both traditional and modern methods. Nestled in the train station at Redland, our workshop is a wonderful space to learn a new skill, use your imagination and focus on a creative project. We only book 3 students for each day, so you will be closely supported to realise your new upholstery ambition and share ideas with other students. No prior experience is required; we can accommodate complete beginners and those with some upholstery experience.

Dates and times

Our courses start in March, 2020, and carry on until October. You are able to book as many or few as you wish, to fit with your passion and commitment.

Each day will begin at 9.30am, finishing at 4.30pm, with a break for lunch and regular breaks throughout the day as you need.

Saturday 28 March 2020 (1 day) – 1 SPACE LEFT

Saturday 2 May 2020 (1 day) – 1 SPACE LEFT

Friday 19 June 2020 and Saturday 20 June 2020 (2 days)

Friday 2 October 2020 and Saturday 3 October 2020 (2 days)

If you would like to book a single day of the 2-day blocks, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate this.


The cost for 1 day is £120. If you book for more than 1 day at once, the cost will be reduced to £110 a day.

You will need to source your own piece of furniture and fabric.

Next steps

Let us know if you’re interested (by email or phone). We would be delighted to answer any questions you have.

Send us a photo of your project and we can advise on what is possible. We can also recommend places to buy good quality second-hand furniture if you need help with sourcing.

Book! Please get in touch to secure your place.

Source your fabric. We have a wonderful selection of fabrics here at the workshop; please come and visit in advance to take a look.

For more information, please download this PDF file: