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ECO - Modern
Footstool Project

2-day Weekend Course

This Eco Footstool course from Bristol Upholstery Collective is a seriously satisfying upholstery adventure. This course is designed to tackle some of the environmental issues surrounding modern upholstery by using alternative materials.

Choose from either an intensive weekend course or a more leisurely 6-week evening course.


This rewarding course will give guests the chance to master decorative modern upholstery techniques, such as deep buttoning, piping, button making and pleating.

All you need to prepare is 1.5m of gorgeous upholstery-weight fabric. Natural materials work better - aim to purchase a linen, twill, or cotton weave. We provide the frame, legs, materials kit and tool hire.

You'll be guided 'Step-by-step' by our fantastic, friendly BUC Teach Team Tutors.


During your course with us, you'll be using compressed air staple guns, getting to grips with modern upholstery techniques and meeting like-minded classmates - perfect for beginners or experienced upholsterers wanting to practice and pick up a few more tricks.

Choose your own legs! 

We have a wide range of legs you can choose from to customise the design of your footstool and really make it your own. Choose from either more traditional wooden legs (which you could stain or paint at a later date) or some modern and colourful Hair Pin Legs. 


Footstool Dimenions = 20'' x 20'' (Height determined by leg choice)

Level: Beginner Intensive Weekend


Venue: UP Studios, Unit 26, Barton Hill Trading Estate, Maze Street, BS5 9 TQ

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

or 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Duration: 2-days or 6-weeks

Cost: £295 inc. tool hire, materials and tuition.

Footstool Dimensions & Leg Options

Available dates...

What Our Students Say...

"Amazing two day course! Excellent instruction and a brilliant experience, thank you!"

"Great two days! Learnt a lot and had fun doing so. Thanks very much!"

"Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend, I’m still on cloud 9!  Having never been on any sort of course like yours I’m totally chuffed with what I achieved. The tutors are fantastic and made everything easy and straightforward to understand!"

"Very rewarding, a great  project and really well-paced with great instruction, many thanks!"

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