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





Our next Upholstery Taster Weekend is May 10/11.  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. 

We are taking bookings for the next intake of evening classes, starting after Easter, in Upholstery, Furniture Restoration/Upcycling and Cabinetmaking for Beginners and Improvers.  Have a look here.

There are two five day intensive courses happening at Easter, Cabinet Making for Beginners, and Project Based Upholstery.  Here they are.  And there is a range of summer five day sessions on upholstery, cabinet making and furniture restoration that are bookable online.

We offer long courses in Traditional Upholstery (2 years), Modern Upholstery (1 year) and Furniture Restoration (1 year).  These courses start in late September 2014, and we are taking bookings now. 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.