Upholstery Classes

Victorian Button backSpotty ComodeErcol chairRuched chairButtoned drop end sofa

Class times and prices

Tuesday am9.30 – 12.00

Tuesday pm1.30 – 4.00

Wednesday am9.30 – 12.00

Wednesday eve6.00 – 8.30

Thursday am9.30 – 12.00

As a rule courses run along the same lines as school terms, although sometimes there are exceptions.


Course fees

£108.00 for 6 classes – to be paid in advance please.

All prices include VAT – and a free cup of tea!

Storage is also available should you require it,
for a fee of - £1.00 per week for a chair/Ottoman/Single Headboard and £1.50 per week for a Sofa/Chaise/Double Headboard.

N.B. Storage fees are also charged throughout the holidays if the item is not taken home during this time.

Eckford Furniture design and Creative Upholstery workshops are set in the beautiful Dorset countryside just outside the market town of Wimborne Minster.  They are in the converted farm buildings on the National Trust Estate of Kingston Lacy and provide a perfect setting for traditional crafts such as Upholstery.  We have been running classes here for nearly six years and have been delighted with the success, enthusiasm and feeling of satisfaction  they have created for the students of all ages and levels of experience.

The emphasis of the classes is to learn all aspects of Upholstery to a high standard in a fun and relaxed environment. All the work carried out in the workshops is of the highest quality, using traditional techniques and materials

Tools of the Trade

All the tools and materials you will need to start the courses are provided by us, but you may have some of your own you would like to bring along, such as: a small hammer, pliers, tape measure, sharp scissors, craft knife etc., and most importantly a digital camera.  Digital cameras are an invaluable piece of kit for an upholsterer as they hold an instant and detailed account of the various stages and techniques that have to be practiced as your chair progresses.

Come and join our small friendly groups learning traditional and modern upholstery techniques