Learn how to bring your treasured heirloom back to life! Bring your own manageable piece of furniture and learn traditional upholstery skills and methods using traditional materials. This is a practical course with hands on experience from the start, so wear appropriate clothing, as it can be dusty! If your project requires it, you can also learn how to use a sewing machine and make a ‘box cushion’. Due to limited storage space at Stoke Lodge, we advise you work on smaller pieces of furniture which are not too heavy to handle. No previous experience necessary.
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Course Dates 2017 – 2018
These courses take place at Stoke Lodge
Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9pm Nicola Hamilton
- 13 sessions from 12 September £200 / £122 AC67A
- 10 sessions from 9 January £155 / £95 AC67B
- 13 sessions from 10 April £200 / £122 AC67C
Wednesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Debby Sandow
- 10 sessions from 13 September £185 / £113 AC68A
- 10 sessions from 10 January £185 / £113 AC68B
Thursdays 6.30pm to 9pm Nicola Hamilton
- 13 sessions from 14 September £200 / £122 AC69A
- 10 sessions from 11 January £155 / £95 AC69B
- 13 sessions from 12 April £200 / £122 AC69C
Fridays 9.30am to 12.30pm Nicola Hamilton
- 13 sessions from 15 September £239 / £146 AC70A
- 10 sessions from 12 January £185 / £113 AC70B
- 13 sessions from 12 April £239 / £146 AC70C
Fridays 9.30am to 12.30pm Nicola Hamilton
- 13 sessions from 15 September £200 / £122 AC71A
- 10 sessions from 12 January £155 / £95 AC72B
Saturday 10am to 4pm Nicola Hamilton
- One day on 14 October £47 / £29 AC77A
- One day on 18 November £47 / £29 AC77B
- One day on 3 February £47 / £29 AC77C
- One day on 3 March £47 / £29 AC77D
- One day on 19 May £47 / £29 AC77E
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2018 -19 from Summer 2018
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Tutor – Nicola Hamilton
My first experience with upholstery began in an evening class over 20 years ago, I loved it and was hooked.
I gave up my job as a Physio and embarked on a full-time, 2 year, City and Guilds course in Upholstery which I passed with distinction.
Once the course was over I set up a business with a fellow student forming Hamilton & Hodson.
I now split my time between H&H, teaching upholstery and spending time with my young daughter.
I have been teaching since 2008 and really enjoy seeing others become enthused about upholstery, as I did all those years ago, in an evening class just like the ones I now teach!
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