Hamilton & Hodson has been providing upholstery and furniture restoration services of the highest quality from our workshop in the heart of Bristol since 1994. Over the years, we have upholstered and restored countless pieces of furniture, ranging from much-loved family pieces to treasured heirlooms and design classics. We upholster traditional and modern pieces, and undertake furniture repairs.

Upholstery Courses

We run one day upholstery courses from our workshop in Bristol. There are no more than 4 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. For more complicated pieces like armchairs and ottomans, you can sign up for a series of workshops. Our next workshop is on Saturday, 9th June, from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The cost is £90, including lunch and refreshments. Please contact us to express your interest, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information and future course dates.

Upholstery & Furniture Restoration

Hamilton & Hodson undertake complete or partial reupholstery of sofas, armchairs, dining chairs, footstools, blanket boxes, chaises, day beds, buttoned spoonbacks, head/foot boards, etc, including deep buttoning, leatherwork, fluting and woodwork repairs.


We have an extensive range of fabric sample books (including leather and faux leather) that you are welcome to browse during opening hours and we can also help you to search online for fabric retailers and manufacturers. We can also recommend reputable fabric shops in and around Bristol and fabric companies with interesting, high-quality fabric ranges (please take a look at our LINKS page). We are always happy to share our knowledge of which fabrics work best for different types of furniture. It’s one of the things we love to do!

Soft Furnishings

Feather cushions can be made to order and replacement foam/polyester cushions are also available. New cushion covers can also be made, as can scatter and bolster cushions. We’re sorry but we do not make loose covers, but can recommend other companies.

Upholstery Supplies

We also stock a range of supplies to undertake your own upholstery, including: springs, webbing, hessian, calico, tacks, decorative nails, coir fibre, horsehair, piping cord, twine and laid cord. We can also order specific items when required including tools (staple removers, ripping chisels, curved needles, regulators, etc).

Gift Vouchers

A unique present for your loved ones. A gift voucher to spend at Hamilton & Hodson to unleash that creative flair!  Vouchers can be spent on furniture restoration, fabrics, upholstery workshops, tools and supplies.