Upholstery classes near Edinburgh
Call course admin Kate 07747 161428 or upholsterachair@gmail.com
  • Look at the different types of chairs. Everyone is busy at different stages and they all started as beginners.

  • learn a fabulous new skill and restore something dear to your heart

  • getting ready to fix final fabric

Upholster a chair with Rose Whittington

These classes, based in East Lothian with easy access from Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond, are provided by Rose Whittington who has extensive experience teaching upholstery. For almost 20 years, Rose has provided upholstery classes via East Lothian Council Adult Education Programme. She also taught upholstery for many years at Jewel and Esk.

Her classes have included all the basics from frame up to final fabric, and all sorts of furniture from footstools to settees.

"Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there..."
-Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

Find out more about the classes

Course description

upholstery tools

These classes are designed for those with little or no upholstery experience. Would you like to bring a cherished piece of furniture back to life, working to professional standards? More...


sewing the lining on a small settee

When and where Rose is organising the next Upholster a chair classes More...


midway through putting the cover material onto a settee

Have you always wanted to re-cover a cherished chair, but didn't think you could do it? This might be the course for you – look at what our students have achieved! None of them have done upholstery before. You could do it too! More...

Everybody has been stunned by what a fantastic job I have made of my chair

Why choose Rose?

  • 20 years experience
  • Adult Education tutor
  • Working to professional standards
  • Traditional materials
  • Excellent value
  • Relaxed learning at your pace

Call in to one of our upcoming classes to see what we do . . .

  • 19th Century Oak Ladder back dining chair
    Drop-in sessions
    Come and see us!  You are always welcome to come and see a class in action – just drop in! See the calendar for details of the upcoming classes....

Traditional materials and techniques

The emphasis is on traditional furniture where you will learn webbing, how to attach springs, make horsehair padding and choose the right materials to provide a delightful and professional finish.

Meet new people. Eat cake!

Apart from learning new skills, the courses are great fun. You meet lots of new people, learning from what they do, as well what you do, drink lots of tea/coffee and eat cake!

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Call course administrator Kate on 07747 161428 or upholsterachair@gmail.com
Website: http://www.upholsterachair.co.uk/