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





We are taking bookings for the next intake of evening classes, which is at the beginning of January,  in Upholstery, Furniture Restoration/Upcycling and Cabinetmaking for Beginners and Improvers.  There are still places left. Have a look here.

The next Upholstery Taster Weekend is 24th/25th January.  Click on the link to find it. These sessions are for beginners, as you might expect, and offer an introduction to upholstery techniques, history and materials. The project is a drop-in seat, your own or ours.

From time to time we offer 5 day intensive courses in a range of furniture related subjects.  The next one is at Easter 2015, and it is a project based Upholstery session. Details and booking here

We also offer longer courses, for serious hobbyists or 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.