At the School of Stuff we believe in the joy of making things





Over the summer we are running a series of 5 day intensive courses in a range of furniture related subjects. There are sessions on Upholstery, Woodworking and Furniture Restoration. There are spaces left. Details and booking here.

The next Upholstery Taster Weekend is 12/13 September. It is two day introduction to upholstery, its techniques, materials and history, and the project for the weekend is a drop in seat. Book here

The next Studio Saturday is 19th September. A one day session where you can bring pretty much anything furniture-wise and spend the day doing whatever you want with it. Upholster it, restore it, strip it, paint it, reconfigure it or turn it into firewood - whatever you like. Come and use our equipment, materials and expertise. Book here.

We also offer longer courses, for career changers, in Traditional Upholstery (2 years), Modern Upholstery (1 year) and Furniture Restoration (1 year). The next intake for these is October 2015. Contact us for course details

You can buy courses as gifts and we offer School of Stuff gift vouchers. Have a look here. We have also got upholstery toolkits, a starter's one and a professional one which you can buy online here, and you can buy individual tools from us as well. Email for a price list.


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The School of Stuff teaches a range of crafts – some furniture-related, others simply crafty.  All demand skill and creativity - which we know you have!    We run year long, one day a week courses for career changers, five day intensive courses, twelve week evening classes and one-off days and weekends.   We are adding classes all the time, but here is our current list.