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Venue: Bristol Upholstery Collective BS42AL

Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Level: All welcome

Project: Bring along a chair

Tutor: BUC Teach Team


Tool hire & upholstery materials included


Bring along your 'level appropriate' project and top fabric of choice. Please download the Leisure Course Information Pack detailing very thing you need to know in preparation for your enjoyable upholstery learning experience.

PLEASE SEND A PHOTO OF YOUR PROJECT for preparation advice.


You will need to purchase the amount of fabric necessary to complete your furniture item. Links to suppliers and fabric amounts are in the infomation pack sent out upon booking.


This course will be part of a Upholstery Weekend, where there will be mutiple projects happening in the workshop. How exciting!


COVID19 Saftey Measures and Terms and Conditions can be found on the webiste homepage

CHAIR WEEKEND - 11th & 12th May 2024

  • The Chair Weekend Workshop is a fantastic opportunity to complete that project you've been 'meaning to get round to doing for ages'!

    The course is structured around the needs of you and your project. You will benefit from class demonstrations and one-to-one tuition working closely with your Tutor.

    The perfect project's to complete during a traditional upholstery Chair Weekend Workshop are:

    Small Projects - Piano/Foot Stool/Drop-in/Over Stuffed Chair (x2)

    Medium Projects - Nursing/Sprung Chair (x1 Strip and rebuild / x2 reupholster)

    Large Projects - Winged/ Small Arm Chair (x1 recover only not including cloose cushion seat)

    Please ensure your chair has a structurally sound frame before bringing it to class and any woodwork/ sanding/ painting has been completed beforehand. 

    Please send a photo of your poor old project to...

    We will prepare all the necessary tools and traditional materials to meet your projects needs.

    Happy transforming!

  • All courses require time and incur costs prior to its duration, in creating a wonderfully enjoyable learning experience for the participant, as a beginner/improver student, to gain maximum value for money and achieve advanced skill upholstery.


    Due to the nature of preparation involved, there can be no refund offered to the student if they can not attend the specific course once booked. Only if the tutor cancels the course for any unseen circumstances will a full refund be given within 30 days of the course cancellation.

    If you miss any classes, we cannot offer 'catch up' sessions due to the number of students enrolled and the complications of our teachers' schedules. If you need more time to complete a project, you will need to re-book another course or get in touch with us about suitable evening or weekend courses that may be available and that would suit your needs.

    Upholstery materials are included in the course fee.

    Any extra materials used will be noted and charged for at student discount rate at the end of the term. This can be paid by card for a £1 charge or invoiced to your email address for transfer payment. Late payments may incur interest fees.



    Please note that the tutor can accept no responsibility for injuries taking place over the course duration. There is a small risk of non life- threatening injury, plasters are provided but will have to be administered by the student him/herself to adhere to health & safety regulations. Small cuts and pinpricks to the skin are occasionally expected.


    A health & safety talk will be given at the start of the course advising action and care to be taken at all times.


    Please ensure proper use of all tools during the workshop to ensure student safety and quality continuation of the tools owned by Bristol Upholstery Collective and fellow students.


    Please be considerate towards other students within the space and take care to work at a safe distance.


    Upholstery can be a physically demanding and strenuous activity. Students are responsible for communicating their needs and helping themselves to remain comfortable and free from risk of injury at all costs.


    A positive attitude is of upmost importance to ensure an enjoyable experience for all. Please be kind to yourself during challenging moments and remember you are learning an age-old process and are achieving advanced traditional upholstery skills to be practiced and proud of.


    Many Thanks for your co- operation and understanding.



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