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This course is suitable for beginners to upholstery and those with some previous experience. The course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore and apply modern upholstery techniques to a bespoke piece of furniture.

A hardwood stool frame will be provided as part of the course fee. Each week, via demonstration and practical application, students will learn how to strap, fill and cover their piece of furniture with the aim of students completing the stool by the end of the 10 week block.

Approx. dimensions of the stool frame; 450mm x 650mm x 80mm

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How to book

Bookings for our Art & Design short courses and workshops can be made via our online payment portal HRC Online Shop/Part Time.

Please click here to be taken directly to the course product page on our online shop.

Please add the course to your cart before making payment via your online shop account, ensuring you fully complete the checkout process.

If you have not used our payment portal before, please click here and select "Register for an Account".  You will only need to register for an account once.

For further details regarding the booking process, please see the FURTHER INFORMATION section below.

What do I need to bring?

Students will customise their stool to their own tastes so will need to provide their own top fabric, stool legs and any trimmings. Advice will be given in the first session about types of fabrics and where these items may be purchased from.

All other materials are included in the course fee.

All tools will be provided for use within the workshop, advice and guidance can be given if you wish to purchase your own kit.

Fee Information

£250 for the 10 week block.

A hardwood stool frame will be provided as part of the course fee.

These fees are indicative of the 2024-25 costs and may be subject to change

Further Information

This course is scheduled on a Tuesday evening, 18:30 - 21:00 at our Ware Campus.

All our Art & Design Short Courses are for aged 18+ unless otherwise specified.

How to book

Bookings for our Art & Design short courses and workshops can be made via our online payment portal HRC Online Shop/Part Time.

If you have not used our payment portal before, please click here and select "Register for an Account".  You will only need to register for an account once.

Please add the course to your cart before making payment via your online shop account, ensuring you fully complete the checkout process.

Once your booking/payment has been processed on our system, you will receive an email confirming your booking (please allow 3-5 working days for this).

The Department will contact you via email with start-up instructions approximately 1 week before the start of the course.

Please monitor your junk mail for emails from us as we are aware some of our system generated emails can end up there.

All our Art & Design short courses and workshops run subject to reaching minimum numbers.  In the event we are unable to run the course/workshop you are booked on to, you will be offered a space on an alternative course or a full refund of the course fee.

We endeavour to remove our courses from the website once they are full, in the unlikely event you are able pay for a course/workshop that is full, you will be offered a space on an alternative course or a full refund of the course fee.

For further information please contact our Information Centre by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or to speak to an advisor please call 01992 411411.

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