Upholstery - mixed ability - Summer

Course code: IPAR403P

Subject area: Homecrafts

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

6:30pm - 9:00pm


21st Apr 2020 - 7th Jul 2020

Village Hall - Hinton Waldrist

Contact details


01235 555 585

Learn traditional upholstery techniques from an industry professional.

Are you sitting on something that is not only comfortable but that looks great as well? You should be. Furniture can become disposable, purely functional items that we have no emotional attachment to and that we dispose of and replace without too much consideration. More than ever we consume, throw away, repeat. It doesn't have to be that way. How much more enjoyment would you get out of a piece of furniture that you had invested time and thought into, chosen the colour of the frame, the fabric, the thickness of the padding, the finish? How much more satisfaction would you get out of knowing that your piece of furniture was carefully worked on with skilled hands to ensure you got exactly what you wanted? Your own unique piece that reflects you and your surroundings, something to love and treasure.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn about upholstery and re-upholstery through a combination of practical project work, group demonstration/discussion and individual tutoring. The sessions are informal and fun with the aim of giving everyone the confidence and ability to take on an upholstery project.

If you want to upcycle a characterful chair or restore an old traditional piece this course will provide you with the skills and confidence to do so. Bring a project to work on, a fixed seat chair, footstool, drop in seat(s) or a headboard are all good suggestions. This is a very practical course with a chance to work your way through a project from concept to completion.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 26/05/2020

Upholstery – Mixed ability

There is always the next project! The aim of this course is to raise awareness and enable, to give you the confidence to take on another project. Start with a drop in seat? Why not try a fixed seat next? Done a fixed seat? Move on to a sprung seat. Maybe this course is the start of a new hobby, pastime or even a career change.
You will be required to bring a project to work on and a basic tool kit. This will be discussed in week one. Tools will be available to borrow from the tutor. No previous experience is necessary, and all abilities will be catered for and supported.
It is anticipated you will be required to purchase approximately £15 of materials from the Tutor in order to complete this course. This cost has been estimated as an average cost incurred for materials by previous learners. The Tutor will supply all the materials you need to complete your project. As each project is unique to you the materials you use will vary in quantity, colours, type and size. The Tutor will provide you with receipts for any materials purchased.

Materials supplied by the Tutor include:
Horse hair
Cotton felt

There is also a £21 NCFE registration fee.

Trips and visits may be offered as part of your programme of study but these will be optional and fees will be collected throughout the duration of the course. Details of cost will be provided during the enrolment process if not already above.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £130.25
Exam Fee: £21.00

Total Cost: £151.25

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

By attending, using and combining materials safely to create an outcome, you will achieve a NCFE Creative Craft qualification at the end of this course.

Entry Level 3 - Award in Creative Craft

This qualification will introduce learners to craft and design materials and allow them to combine materials to create an art or craft item whilst working safely and using appropriate personal, protective equipment.