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OPEN STUDIO
Saturday 20 July
10am-5pm

Visitors welcome all day to our public viewing :

  • Exhibition of Upholstery Diploma work

  • Live demonstrations of traditional techniques

  • Beautiful and unique chairs for sale

upholstered chair

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

More details ...

UPHOLSTERY DAYTIME CLASS

18-week leisure course: Sep 24 -Jan 25

  • Monday: 9.30am-1.00pm 

  • Wednesday: 9.30am-1.00pm  

  • Friday: 9.30am-1.00pm  

4-week short course: Sep/Oct, Nov

  • Saturday: 9.30am-1.00pm 

More details ...

UPHOLSTERY EVENING CLASS

18-week leisure course: Sep 24 -Jan 25

  • Monday: 7.15pm-9.15pm 

  • Tuesday: 7.15pm-9.15pm 

  • Wednesday: 7.15pm-9.15pm 

  • Thursday: 7.15pm-9.15pm

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SOFT FURNISHINGS DAY CLASS

18-week leisure course: Sep 24 -Jan 25

  • Friday: 2.00pm-5.30pm 

More details ...

 

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 6-7 July 

Sat & Sun 14-15 September

Sat & Sun 12-13 October

Sat & Sun 30 Nov-1 Dec

TBA

4-saturday mornings             

21, 28 Sep, 5, 12 October

2, 9, 16, 23 November

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

Sunday 24 November

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Wood Finishing - 1 day £175
with Carl Irving

TBA

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with Sari Margossian

 Sunday 29 September

Cutting Fabric

Curtain Making - 1 day £195
with Wendy Shorter MBE

Sunday 6 October

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Eco Footstool - 1 day £225
with Liz Alsop

 TBA

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Gilding Workshop - 1 day £195
with Richard Walker

Sunday 2nd February 2025

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Chair Caning - 1 day £165
with Sue Mayes

Sunday 22 September

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Kintsugi - 1 day £175
with Richard Walker

Sunday 3 November

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Sunday 10 November

GET IN TOUCH

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

07890594068

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