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Upholstery & upcycling courses and PAYG classes
8 week courses
Learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, restoration and upcycling on your own furniture. The Spey St teaching studio offers six dedicated workbenches with a full set of upholstery tools, airline with staple gun and an area to store your project.
Learn how to strip down, repair/refinish frame and woodwork, re-web, replace seat pad traditionally with coir and horsehair or modern foams, apply fabric and finish off with braid, piping or studs.
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More info and booking details
All VM Edinburgh upholstery and upcycling classes are limited to 6 participants and are for all levels. I am happy to attempt anything with you but if you are a beginner or your project is complicated you may not finish in the eight weeks, current students get priority booking for next blocks so you can continue as long as you like. All other enquirers are saved and updated with booking opening date four weeks before new block start date.
All tools are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. I have all traditional and modern materials to pay as you go or add up at the end, I can also order fabric at a discount from a large selection of suppliers.
Parking is pay and display in the area around the workshop but I believe it is still free further down towards the shore. If you are not planning to drive you are welcome to arrange a time to drop off your project prior to first class as you can leave it in the workshop for the duration as long as it is a reasonable size.
8 week course booking - I reserve the right not to run a course in the unlikely event there is not enough uptake, should I have to delay or cancel I will make every effort to accommodate with new times or dates and of course refund if I cannot. Full payment is required two weeks before first class, if you wish to cancel for any reason let me know you are not intending to pay the balance before the two week period prior to class and I will refund your deposit.
Please be aware that any classes missed are forfeited, unfortunately we have too many students now to accommodate everyone.
Pay as you go classes - These classes are 3 hour blocks, morning and/or afternoon over a predetermined weekend monthly, multiples can be purchased in the same weekend or over several months. Projects can be left in the workshop if attending the next available class but must be removed between PAYG weekends.
**Cancellation must be made a minimum of 72 hours prior to class start to be eligible for a refund.
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