Upholstery Taster Weekend 2019


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This course is designed as an introduction, so that you can see if you enjoy upholstery. You will learn about tools and materials whilst learning the basic techniques of traditional upholstery. Over the weekend you will learn how to upholster a drop in seat for a dining chair.

Note: a drop-in chair is where the seat pad can be pushed out of the chair or stool frame.  (Students will need to bring their own)

You will learn how to professionally strip down the chair and then re-upholster. How to strip back the frame, then build up a hair pad using webbing, hair, hessian, and calico finally covering with your choice of top fabric.

If you have an alternative small project you would like to work on over the weekend please send a picture and we will advise on suitability.

All tools and equipment are provided.

A two course Lunch is included in the price of the course.

If you enjoy this weekend further courses will be available for you to progress to.

£220.00 (inclusive of VAT) 


Upholstery Taster Weekend 2019


Lee Deary


Norfolk Creative Arts, Church Hill School, Gayton Road, Grimston, PE32 1BG. Please view the how to find us section for more details. A free car park is located at the back of the school grounds, in the former playground.


16th – 17th February 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)


10.00am till 4.00pm.
Please ensure you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the commencement of your course. This will allow you time to familiarise yourself with the school, meet the tutor and fellow participants, as well as enjoy a coffee, tea or other light refreshments.


All levels of experience. Beginners welcome. If you have any specific access or support requirements please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs.


We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

Maximum class size:

7 Students

What to bring: 

You will need to supply your own piece of furniture and top fabric . Usually no more than 1 metre will be required for a simple drop in chair. A good union linen or cotton would be perfectly adequate for a chair such as this. Please do not hesitate to ask should you have any queries.

Materials required to build the seat pad and use of all upholstery tools and safety equipment are supplied on the course. 

For health and safety reasons please do not wear open toe shoes and if you have one, wear an apron or clothing that you would not mind getting strands of animal hair etc attached.


A two course lunch per day is included in the course fee. Please contact us if you have any dietary requirements. Please read our terms and conditions concerning food allergens.


If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our Accommodation Page on our website. If for any reason a course is cancelled, whether by yourself or by us, we will not be held responsible for any advance costs you may have incurred e.g. travel or accommodation and we recommend that you take out appropriate insurance.

Terms and Conditions 

Our full terms and conditions can be found here.


£220.00 (inclusive of VAT)

Payment Options 

You can either pay in full or you have the option to pay in 2 Installments.
A non returnable deposit of £60 (inclusive of vat) per person, per course should accompany all bookings. Final payment of the balance of the course fee should be made no later than 6 weeks prior to the course commencement date. Where a course is being booked less than 6 weeks prior to the date of the course, the full course fee is payable.
We do not send a reminder or an invoice so please make a note of the due date in your diary. Non payment of the final balance will not be assumed to imply cancellation. Failure to attend a course will incur cancellation charges (see our terms and conditions for further information).

Additional Info 

Once you have booked on a course, an email confirmation will be sent. You will not receive anything in the post. If you find you have not received the confirmation, and you have checked your junk/spam folder, please contact us and we will be happy to resend it to you. If there are not enough students to run the course, the course will be cancelled and all monies returned.

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