Upholstery courses for beginners to advanced

Manorhouse offers a range of practical, face-to-face upholstery courses. We don't offer online learning because we believe that to fully understand and learn the skills involved in upholstery you have to "roll your sleeves up" and "get stuck in"; and to do so under the supervision of an experienced upholstery tutor. 

Business course

Join us in July on our next Business course - a 12 day upholstery course designed to help you set up your own upholstery business. The course includes 6 upholstery projects plus all the essential knowledge needed to begin operating from your home or small workshop. For full details follow this link. This is an ideal "upholstery for beginners" course but equally suitable for someone with experience who is looking to take the next step. 

Taster day

This provides an opportunity to spend a day in the workshop on the Business course and to experience the style of teaching and the level of skills that are offered on the full course. Your taster day will be spent in the workshop from 9.30 to 4.00 alongside current students who will be working on various items from the main syllabus. For full details follow this link

Footstool course

New date of August 7th released for booking.

Plus August 21st - 1 space, for our popular "Make a Footstool in a day" - follow this link for details and how to book. The course runs on Saturdays and at £135 is a fantastic introduction to upholstery. The day is very hands-on and will lead to a completed footstool with optional shallow buttoning in 6 hours; ready to take home and use. 

Weekly courses

Based in Almondbury just outside Huddersfield our weekly schedule of morning, afternoon and evening upholstery courses and soft furnishing courses allow you to develop your skills in our bright and spacious workshop and in a friendly environment. Students learn modern and traditional upholstery techniques at all levels so there is something for everyone, from upholstery beginners, to those with more experience. 

Our workshop has been adapted for Covid restrictions with 8 individual workstations and toolsets available for individual student use in class. 

We are a privately owned and independent training centre.  We have no connection with any other upholstery training centre and have developed courses to offer the essential skills and knowledge needed to practice and enjoy upholstery at all levels - for recreation or as a profession.  

Recliner recovered in animal print
Fluted headboard with cushions
The workshop