Upholstery Courses

“Begin at the beginning then go on til you come to the end then stop.” Lewis Carol

Five day, weekend and professional upholstery courses in a lovely new studio by the sea in Cornwall, in the South West. Restoration courses cover traditional and modern upholstery as well as wood restoration. 

If you have a particular piece of furniture you want to restore, looking for a craft holiday or a new career in restoration, then look no further. Courses are based on you bringing your own piece of furniture along to work on and all levels are welcome. Whether you’re a total novice or an experienced crafter, you will learn lots of new skills. You will also go home with something to be treasured and admired for years to come.

Are you wanting a new career or a deeper knowledge of this artisan craft? Take a look at our Fast Track course or contact us to discuss your goals and objectives. 

Furniture restoration is a great way to calm the mind and nurture your creative side. Course sizes are kept at 4 and are always filled with friendly like minded people. You will return home with new skills, passion for restoration, a lovely piece of furniture and some new friends.

Courses are run by Polly, so you will be in very good hands. Polly comes from a family background in antiques and design and has been working as an upholsterer for over 12 years. Having taught hobbyists and the year 2 professional course for over 7 years at The Good Life Centre in London.  www.thegoodlifecentre.co.uk

Nurture your soul and ignite your creativity in our beautiful studio. You will switch off from the modern World and immerse yourself in an old artisan craft. We’re a low tech studio, so no wireless internet but you will find a friendly and supportive environment.

Tea, coffee, lunch and afternoon tea are all provided. And our toiletries are home made so your hard working hands get a bit of extra love too.

Our studio is in the lovely seaside town of Falmouth, in Cornwall. You can go to the beach at the end of the day for a bite to eat, a drink or just a stroll. There are lots of lovely boutique shops, eateries, an array of quaint and quirky drinking holes. Being steeped in nature there is enough art and walks to shake a stick at. There are a couple of spas if you need some pampering. You will not be short of things to do but you may run out of time to do it in.

Our five day and weekend courses are run several times a month. Five day restoration courses are based on you bringing your own upholstery project and run from Monday to Friday, 10.00 to 17.00. Weekend upholstery courses are held over both Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 – 17.00. Prices start at £140 for 2 days tuition, £350 for 5 days.

Not included are any materials used. These are costed by weight or by meter. Amounts used are noted and paid for at the end of the course.

Ordering fabric prior to the course is advised. Contact us to discuss how much fabric you need for your project. There are plenty of samples and books at the studio and we can help with ordering when you get here if needs be.

The dates of our up coming courses are on the Timetable page and you can book online. Alternatively, you can contact us for dates and booking.

We look forward to welcoming you.


If you are unsure if your project is suitable then please contact us to discuss.

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