Perfect for someone who already has some upholstery experience, this kit contains everything you need to build your own footstool at home! The solid hardwood frame is made in-house at the Ministry frame workshop. Choose from two sizes.
- Small stool measures 19” x 14”
- Large stool measures 28” x 19”
Not sure which of our many courses to go for, then opt for the open gift voucher. You can purchase this for any amount from £10 and this can be redeemed against any of our courses or upholstery products. If you wish to buy a voucher for a specific course, please visit the course page you require and click the box ‘send as a gift’.
Times: 9.30-16.30 weekdays only
Duration: 3 days
Includes: Everything except project, fabric, fire retardant Calico if required, replacement seat cushions if needed
Availability: This course is available to book on any 3 weekdays, subject to availability*
If you have your own project, which you would love to tackle, then our project-based course is the one for you. This course comprises of 3 days intensive but light-hearted tuition in modern upholstery. We will teach you how to completely strip your project back then, after a staple gun and tool induction, you will reupholster your project to your particular specification.
For this 3 day course, we recommend you bring nothing bigger than a small fireside chair. Dining chairs, a headboard, a footstool or an ottoman would also be perfect. If you have a bigger project in mind, then you may wish to consider the 5 Day Bring Your Own Project Course.
Duration: 2 days Sat & Sun
Includes: Everything you need to make the footstool except 1 metre of fabric
If you’re not sure whether upholstery is for you and want to try your hand at something new or if you just fancy getting creative and making an amazing project, then our weekend course is perfect! Designed as an introduction to the craft, you will start with a solid hardwood frame, made by our expert frame-making team. You will learn about the tools and materials used as well as covering lots of techniques from webbing, applying hessian and wadding, cutting fabric, corners and shallow buttoning. You will also have a choice of paints and waxes to finish your legs to match your fabric. This course is led by our Creative Director Anthony Devine, who can regularly be seen strutting his stuff on several TV programmes!
We keep the class size small to ensure that you get the most out of it and at the end of the two days you will be able to take your footstool home to show off your new-found skills. Keep it and admire your handiwork or, alternatively you could always sell it to pay for your next course because trust us, you will be addicted!
You have an option of two sizes when making the footstool, the small which is perfect for smaller spaces and perfectly foot sized. Or if you wish to go large, then our large footstool makes that bit more of an impact! Either way you only need one metre of fabric. The approx. finished upholstered size of the stools is as follows:
Duration: 4 days on any weekdays, subject to availability
Includes: Everything you need to make the cocktail chair except 2-3 metres of fabric (fabric guide will be sent upon booking)
These chairs are a design icon and very sought after so you can be the envy of your friends with your unique version, which you’ll be able to say you created yourself. This 4 day* course offers the complete package so all you need is your fabric and away you go! In this course you will start with a brand new frame, which are constructed from solid hardwood by our expert frame-making team. It’s suitable for beginners to upholstery and those of you that may have tried your hand at some basic skills. The cocktail chair is constructed using a mix of traditional and modern upholstery techniques so this course serves as an excellent introduction to the craft and you will see immediate results as there is no need to strip the chair before you can crack on.
For this project you will require 3 metres of fabric. A fabric guide will be sent to you upon booking but if you have any fabric queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
All of our daytime courses are flexible, which means that they can be taken on any weekdays to suit you and spread over one or even several weeks. If you wish to take all your dates in one week, then please select that week from the dropdown box. If, however, you wish to spread the course over more than one week, then please do contact us via phone or email to discuss availability. If dates do not appear in the dropdown box, it does not necessarily mean that we do not have those dates available, it is always worth giving us a shout.
*Please note that 4 days is the average completion time for this project. We do not guarantee that you will complete in this time, as everyone works at different speeds. If you need an extra day this will be chargeable at £85/ day.