As upholstery tutors go, Polly is up there with the best of them. I can’t recommend taking one of her classes enough. Her ‘can do’ approach, teamed with her wicked sense of humour and years of experience in the industry is infectious and you’ll be tackling that chaise before you know it! I enjoyed every minute in her class and learnt so much – enough in fact to do this chair (*see butterfly chair image on upholstery page). Happy Upholstering x

Samantha Traynor

I have just spent 2 weeks with Polly learning about upholstery and following through on a long term pipe dream of learning to upholster! I took a leap of faith after seeing Polly’s upholstery course online and I am so pleased I found it, I couldn’t recommend Polly enough!
From her delightful studio in beautiful Cornwall to her personal and intimate approach to teaching, Polly is a creative, intelligent, patient, perfectionist helping you learn the art of deconstruction and reconstruction of furniture traditionally and comprehensively! The course is extremely reasonably priced, the teaching is clear and creative and you even get a tailor made delicious lunch to boot!
I feel inspired and excited about applying all Polly has taught me and excited to be returning regularly for top up / specialist teachings. Polly’s a wealth of knowledge and so lovely. Can’t wait to come back!

Leanne Fry

The perfect way to spend a weekend.

I adventured down to Cornwall for a much needed escape from the big city – to learn how to upholster by the seaside. I had bought some dining chairs a while back with the vision to give them a new lease of life only I didn’t actually know how to do that…

When I arrived at the studio I was greeted with a very warm welcome. The studio is a really lovely space to work in. Polly knows her trade inside out and is very passionate about her trade. Her attention to detail is really quite something. Over the course of a weekend I learnt how to strip back my chairs and rebuild the coverings with my chosen fabrics.

My chairs now look absolutely brilliant in their colorful new skin and after my weekend course with Polly I feel confident enough to up-holster similar items again myself in the future.

I’ll be back Polly – next time to tackle an arm chair! Thank you very much.

Sophie Fletcher

The lovely Polly taught my course at the Good life Center in London last year – we all had a fab time, learnt lots and laughed lots too. Learning upholstery has come with its ups and downs for me but it was great to be taught by Polly with her optimistic, can do attitude – whatever random projects I showed up with (tiny ottoman that started life as an apple crate anyone?). Having been taught by Polly has given me both confidence and a great foundation of skills to build on, I’m sure her new studio will be fab and I look forward to visiting sometime soon!

Kirsti Hummel

I had a really good week at Polly’s studio! Very excellent teaching, she really knows her business and is also really helpful and supportive. A lovely atmosphere for learning and being able to reupholster beautiful chairs and have a good old chat!

Claire Hewlett