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



It's not too late to sign up for Autumn courses. We are taking bookings still for the12 week evening classes starting next week, 28th September.

Monday, 6.30 - 9.30 Upholstery

Tuesday, 6.30 - 9.30 Beginners cabinetmaking

Thursday, 6.30 - 9.30 Furniture restore/remake

More information and booking here.

We also offer longer courses, for career changers, in Traditional Upholstery (2 years), Modern Upholstery (1 year) and Furniture Restoration (1 year). We start on 28th September, and there are still places. Contact us for course details

The next Studio Saturday is 24 October. 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.

The next Upholstery Taster Weekend is 7/8 November. 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.

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.