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UPHOLSTERY TRAINING

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St Albans Upholstery School is an outstanding training centre for the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers.  Our team of expert tutors provide both professional training for those seeking a career in upholstery and leisure classes for all abilities.  

Established in 2006 by Wendy Shorter MBE, we have a spacious and well-equipped workshop in beautiful surroundings at Coursers Farm, Colney Health, just outside St Albans. Whether you want skills to start a small business, or work on your own projects as a hobby, you will find the help you need with us.

We also work closely with our sister company on the same site, the
St Albans Upholstery Studio, a commercial workshop and upholstery collective.  Our students have the added benefit of work experience with SAUStudio and the opportunity to join the collective. 

We are very proud of the successes of our alumni and our Directory lists many of those who have gone on to work professionally in the trade.

 

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OUR COURSES

AMUSF UPHOLSTERY DIPLOMA:

STAGES 1, 2 & 3

Taking applications for September 2024

One day a week for 36 weeks, Sep 24 -July 25

Stage 1 Thursday: 9.30am-4.30pm 

Stage 2 Tuesday: 9.30am-4.30pm 

Stage 3 Monday: 9.30am-4.30pm

We aim to keep your tuition day consistent for the full three years

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UPHOLSTERY DAYTIME CLASS

18-week leisure course: Feb-July 24

  • Monday: 9.30am-1.00pm FULL

  • Wednesday: 9.30am-1.00pm  FULL

  • Friday: 9.30am-1.00pm  FULL

4-week short course: Feb-Mar, Apr-May, June

  • Saturday: 9.30am-1.00pm 

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UPHOLSTERY EVENING CLASS

18-week leisure course: Feb-Jul 24

  • Monday: 7.15pm-9.15pm FULL

  • Tuesday: 7.15pm-9.15pm 4 SPACES

  • Wednesday: 7.15pm-9.15pm FULL

  • Thursday: 7.15pm-9.15pm FULL

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NEW SOFT FURNISHINGS DAY CLASS

18-week leisure course: Feb-Jul 24

  • Friday: 2.00pm-5.30pm 

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WEEKEND PROGRAMME

A wide range of taster sessions and specialist craft workshops.

See below ...

CRAFT COURSE WEEKEND PROGRAMME

An exciting mix of one-day and two-day weekend courses to get you started or extend your skills.

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Upholstery -
2 days or 4 m
ornings £275 
with Charlotte Ellis-Brown @charlotteswebbing

Leather Workshop

Leather Repairs - 1 day £175
with Carl Irving

2-day weekends

Sat & Sun 16-17 March 

Sat & Sun 13-14 April

Sat & Sun 1-2 June 

Sat & Sun 6-7 July 

TBA

4-saturday mornings            

17, 24 Feb, 2, 9 March 

20, 27 April, 11, 18 May 

8, 15, 22, 29 June 

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Roman Blinds - 1 day £195
with Alex Harisha @ClarkandBrown

Sunday 21st April 2024

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Wood Finishing - 1 day £175
with Carl Irving

Sunday 18 February 2024

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with Sari Margossian

 Sunday 25 February 2024

Cutting Fabric

Curtain Making - 1 day £195
with Wendy Shorter MBE

TBA

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Eco Footstool - 1 day £225
with Liz Alsop

Next date TBA

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Gilding Workshop - 1 day £195
with Richard Walker

Sunday 24 March 2024

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Chair Caning - 1 day £165
with Sue Mayes

TBA

GET IN TOUCH

Coursers Farm, Coursers Road, Colney Heath, St Albans, AL40PD

07890594068

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