Upholstery RestorationCourse Full
Tutor: David JamesCourse Code: 3422-02


This is a project led course with students providing their own upholstery project to work on under the expert eye and with guidance from a very experienced upholsterer and tutor.


The projects students will be working on will be varied, and a mix of traditional and modern techniques will be covered. The course is suitable for both beginners and the more experienced and the group will be a mixture of all levels.
This course is to be held at the Oldham Hall in Church St, Great Missenden (approx 8 minute walk from Missenden Abbey). There is limited car parking at the Oldham Hall but students are free to leave their cars at Missenden Abbey should they wish.
Please note that although morning and afternoon refreshments are provided as part of the course fee, lunches are not included. Students are welcome to bring their own or purchase lunch from a selection of local shops, cafes or pubs.
Although a residential option is not offered for this course, it is possible for this to be arranged. Students who would like the option of staying at Missenden Abbey are requested to contact us directly to discuss.

Please bring with you

Upholstery tools, suitable for hand work.
A suitable project,
Upholstery fabric, and trimmings.
An apron and suitable workshop clothing.

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

All basic upholstery materials will be available during the week except covering fabric and trimmings.
Material costs can vary greatly depending on the quantity and type required.
If you are new to this course, we will put you in touch with the tutor prior to the week so that your project and needs can be discussed.


Suitable for beginners and the more experienced.

Course Location

Oldham Hall
Church Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AZ


David James

David JamesDavid James is a member of the Guild of Traditional Upholsterers and an honorary member of the City and Guilds of London. David has produced videos on upholstery and is the author of seven books on the subject. He has 40 years experience as a tutor in adult education.
22nd to 25th Aug 2022
Monday to Thursday

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9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmBreak for lunch
2-5pmTeaching session
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmBreak for lunch
2-5pmTeaching session
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmBreak for lunch
2pm-4pmLast teaching session

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For Upholstery Restoration on 22nd to 25th Aug 2022