This is a course totaling 16 hours of tuition spread over four Fridays.
You can work on any type of furniture. However, please refer to the section “Who are our courses for?” for guidance about what is a realistic project for the length of this course and your level of experience. The course usually has a mix of complete beginners, returning students and those with some upholstery experience. This means that you will not only learn the techniques to restore your own piece, you can see how other pieces are restored which could spur you on to do more upholstery!
Course level: all levels
Date: 19 & 26 April | 3 & 10 May 2024
Timings: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Duration: 4 days
Location: Hamilton & Hodson, Redland Train Station, South Road, Bristol BS6 6QP
Spaces available: 3 places
Book your place:
Please email us to discuss your proposed piece of furniture. We will advise you on whether the piece is in a good enough condition to restore.
Upholstery Course overview:
This course is for students that want to spread their learning experience over a few shorter sessions. This means that you can tackle more complicated pieces of furniture and it’s a bit more relaxed than squeezing in the work all in one day!
- You will need to bring your own piece of furniture and fabric. As a Hamilton & Hodson student, we can offer you a 10% on the recommended retail price (RRP) of most fabrics. We have a wonderful selection of fabrics here at the workshop. Please call or email us to make an appointment to visit. Alternatively, take a look at our list of recommended fabric companies on our “Upholstery Services” page. We can usually request any samples to be sent direct to students free of charge.
• A notebook and pen.
• A camera or phone to log the different stages of the upholstery process.
• Appropriate footwear: closed trainers or hard-soled shoes.
We provide a set of tools for each student to borrow for the duration of the course. You can also bring your own tools if you have some.
You will need to bring your own lunch and snacks. We have a kitchen with a kettle, fridge and microwave that students can use. We offer tea, coffee and water throughout the day but please bring your own specialist drinks.