Courses

Hamilton and Hodson run one day upholstery courses from our workshop on Redland Station in Bristol. The courses are taught by the owners, Nicky Hamilton and Erica Fredricksson. We have between us over 25 years of experience. There are no more than four students on each course, so you will get plenty of attention.




The aim of the course is to support students in upholstering a simple piece of furniture in a day. If you’re new to upholstery and want to complete something in a day, then a footstool, a drop-in seat for a dining chair or a simple headboard is advisable.  You can also make a scatter cushion or box cushion, which is sewing using a machine so isn’t technically upholstery, but is a useful technique to learn as part of an upholsterer’s toolkit of skills.  If you have some experience and plan to do more than 1 one-day course, then an armchair or ottoman can be done over a number of one-day courses.


The course dates for 2019 (all Saturdays) are:


27th April (click here to book via Eventbrite)

18th May (click here to book via Eventbrite)

29th June (click here to book via Eventbrite)

13th July (available to book soon via Eventbrite)

14th September (available to book soon via Eventbrite)


For more information about the course, please email us and we will send you an information sheet.

If Saturdays aren’t convenient for you, please email us to enquire about alternative days of the week. If we get enough interest, we can schedule a few Fridays.