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



The last of our series of the Summer 5 day Intensive coursesis coming up soon. There are still a couple of places available.

Woodworking for Beginners 5-9 September

More details and booking here.

The next Upholstery Taster Weekend is 10/11 September 2016. It is two day introduction to traditional upholstery, its techniques, materials and history, and the project for the weekend is a drop in seat. Use ours or bring your own. Book here.

The next Studio Saturday at The School of Stuff  is 24 September 2016. 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.

Our longer courses all start in September 2016. Take advantage of an early booking discount of 10% off the year's fee by booking by 31st July. The longer courses are mostly for career changers, but also for hobbyists who want to challenge themselves. Choose from  Traditional Upholstery (2 years), Modern Upholstery (1 year) and Furniture Restoration (1 year).  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.