OnTheSquare Courses

October Upholstery Workshop:

‘Drop-seat Reupholstery’

Saturday 19 October 11.00am to 3.00pm

£65.00 per person To Book, Call 02890 434290 

Learn basic upholstery skills with master upholsterer Nicola Parkes! Nicola will take you through the steps to reupholster a simple drop-seat chair  (dining chair style) …Stripping – rewebbing – adding tarpaulin – padding – calico cover – top cloth. All tools and materials are provided including the chair. No woodwork is undertaken. Just provide your own fabric. Please bring 1sq meter.



1 drop-seat chair. all tools. Tea, coffee, snacks

Please bring along: 1 metre of upholstery fabric, a snack for yourself and wear sensible footwear!


Classes are each Monday 10am – 2pm. We run these from our site at 17 Heron road. Taught by the wonderful & experienced Nicola Parkes

Our classes are bijou – up to 8 in a class. Please bring a small portable item of furniture, such as a chair, foot stool or ottoman.

1 introductory session – £40 // Block of 6 classes – £180

To Book, Call 02890 434290

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Nicola is wonderful and so knowledgeable. She should run more classes!

First ever upholstery class and really enjoyed it. I will be back for more. Thanks!

Nicola offers great practical tips and support. Really enjoyable course to complete at your own pace. Loved it!

The (OTSemporium) upholstery courses is a small group; very relaxed & you have the space focus on your project or stop and have a cup of tea. Whether you have dappled in upholstery before or a complete novice like me, Nicola is there to provide you with the skills to complete your project to a high standard, where you are able to step back and think ‘did I really achieve this?!’ No project is too big or too small as Nicola is there to direct you every step of the way.