The Derbyshire County Council Ashbourne Centre has provided high quality upholstery courses since it opened in 1968. The Centre has been delivering AMUSF upholstery qualification since 2017. We are OFSTED inspected.
We are a London-based Professional Upholsterers and Soft Furnishing Fabricators with 28 years of experience in the industry. From the traditional to the contemporary, Barnett Upholsteries can provide an experienced comprehensive service for you or your company. Built on a foundation of 28 years of experience in the upholstery industry, Barnett Upholsteries is also a leading provider of upholstery tuition classes. Our upholstery courses take place in a fully-functioning workshop studio environment at Battersea in Central London.
As an Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers approved training centre, with the freedom to inspire your wildest creative side and personal style, we’ll be sharing our passion for truly creative upholstery and our unique approach to delivering industry-recognised qualifications.
The emphasis is on giving you the skills to create good quality upholstery with confidence – but not forgetting that ‘creative flair’ we are known for here at Bristol Upholstery Collective.
Amongst the industry the school is regarded as a centre of excellence in its teaching of upholstery, with a 100% pass rate and 65% distinction rate for the AMUSF diploma.
With an emphasis on experience at the bench, all AMUSF tutors at the school have long term practical experience running successful businesses, ensuring each student can benefit from their accumulated knowledge on both the practical and commercial sides of the trade.
Gregory and Gareth are the only two tutors nationwide currently teaching the AMUSF diploma programme who are certificated members of the Guild of Traditional Upholsterers having sat and passed the exam.
AMUSF Upholstery qualifications. A range of short courses in Upholstery, Soft Furnishings, Curtains, Roman Blinds, Cushions, Pelmets, Frame Repairs and Basic Polishing.
The Cotswold Sewing School is an AMUSF Approved Training Centre delivering their Soft Furnishings qualifications.
Seat Academy provides upholstery tuition for both experienced and inexperienced aspiring upholsterers. We have a workshop at Seat Academy Studio in Leigh, Greater Manchester. We have everything you need to start your journey including studio space, materials, tools, and the all-important attention and care from your tutor Ian, to ensure you succeed.
Ian, Seat Academy’s CEO, started on his upholstery journey at the age of 16 as a young man with a passion for making things. With over 20 years of experience in the upholstery industry he has left no stone unturned. Ian has a range of skills from basic household furniture-making, to crafting interiors for private jets and creating bespoke interiors for luxury brands. Also mastering traditional upholstery in his career. Ian has excelled in all things upholstery and has a passion for sharing his extensive knowledge with others through Seat Academy’s comprehensive upholstery training courses, enabling his students to master their craft as he did.
Seat Academy is also an AMUSF Approved Training Centre delivering their upholstery qualifications.
Based in rural Suffolk, the Horsehair and Hessian workshop is a hub for creativity and learning. Our senior tutor Hannah has been teaching upholstery throughout East Anglia for many years. Her passion is great upholstery and ensuring the techniques and skills are shared with future upholsterers, to give them the very best foundations for their future in the industry.
With a relaxed and professional approach to teaching, ensuring that every student can achieve the very best results, through a personal and adaptive approach to learning. There is nothing better than seeing a student produce a stunning piece of work that they can be truly proud of.
Horsehair and Hessian is a small teaching facility, with a well equipped workshop allowing students to benefit from small classes and lots of individual attention throughout the duration of their courses.
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Furniture has been designed, made, upholstered and restored at The School of Art Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan University (formerly the London College of Furniture) for nearly 50 years.
The school offers a unique learning experience, encouraging excellence and creativity within a university environment, with expert tuition by experienced professionals recognised within the industry along with technical support, professionally equipped workshop facilities and an extensive library.
The University has strong links with the upholstery industry and the Livery companies, with The Worshipful Company of Upholders awarding prizes for outstanding student work at their annual award ceremony.
The School of Art, Architecture & Design is an approved AMUSF training centre delivering the AMUSF qualification in upholstery. More detailed information on the upholstery courses, how to apply and our open days can be found on our website.
The University also runs complimentary short and professional development courses in many disciplines including furnishing, finishing, furniture making, chair caning and restoration and conservation.
Maria's Traditional Upholstery Workshop is located at Meppershall in the Bedfordshire countryside. We are a business which aims to provide a professional and friendly service. As a full member of the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers (AMUSF) you can be assured that the methods used and the levels of workmanship practised are to the very highest standards.