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





We had a great day at The Big Fix on Saturday. We fixed a couple of chairs and talked to lots of lovely people. Next time I must remember to take my toaster.

The next Studio Saturday at The School of Stuff  is 28 November. 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, of course, expertise. Book here.

The next Upholstery Taster Weekend is 6/7 February 2016. 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.

Our next intake for 12 week evening classes in Upholstery, Woodwork and Furniture Restoration is at the beginning of January. Book here now.

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 will be October 2016. 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.