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UPHOLSTERY LEISURE CLASSES MATTHEW GATES PLACES AVAILABLE     UPCYCLE, REJUVANATE, REUSE, RECYCLE, SUSTAIN 

With the guidance of our fourth generation upholstery tutor - Matt Gates - you can be sure to create, rejuvenate and update your furniture and family heirlooms with a successful outcome 
Explore the Art of Upholstery in Our Leisure Classes 
 
Are you ready to unleash your creativity and transform ordinary furniture into extraordinary pieces? Join our leisure classes in upholstery and embark on a journey of skill development, artistic expression, and relaxation. 
We aspire to inspire and challenge you with your choice of project ensuring you gain hands-on experience in upholstery techniques. 
Trained Qualified Tutors Learn from experienced and passionate tutors who are dedicated to guiding you through the skills of upholstery, from the basics for beginners to advanced techniques for seasoned enthusiasts. 
Friendly and Supportive Atmosphere Our classes prioritize a friendly and supportive atmosphere, fostering a sense of community among participants. Connect with fellow upholstery enthusiasts as you share ideas and tips. 
Safe and Comfortable Environment Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. Our spacious and well-lit studio provides the ideal setting for focused and enjoyable learning. 
All Equipment Supplied No need to invest in expensive tools! We provide all the necessary equipment, ensuring you have everything you need to dive into the world of upholstery. 
Materials Available Choose from a variety of high-quality upholstery materials to personalize your projects. Our studio is stocked with a wide range of options to suit your taste and style. 
Suitable for All Skill Levels Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced upholsterer looking to refine your skills, our classes cater to all levels. Each project is designed to challenge and engage participants at their own pace. 
Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn a timeless profession in a fun and supportive environment. Join our upholstery classes and turn your passion into beautiful, bespoke, handcrafted pieces! 
Contact us to reserve your spot and start your upholstery journey today  
A LEISURE COURSE RUNNING THURSDAY OR FRIDAY  
 
From 10AM TO 4.30PM 
Limited spaces available please book early to avoid disappointment  
A leisure class run over 11 FRIDAYS offering your the opportunity to learn the skills of upholstery on your own project piece. No two seaters please! A social and vibrant space where students can observe peers on different projects  
All tools and equipment are provided and students can purchase fillings and top covers for their projects should you wish 

Students may bring a project of their choice which can be stored here for the duration of the course   

 
 
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1 YEAR UPHOLSTERY DIPLOMA starts SEPTEMBER 2024 WITH MATTHEW GATES   Please email info@maggiloughran.com for more details  

Our new Diploma course offers students a number of pathways to reach your goals in upholstery whilst preparing you with all the latest materials and processes used today.  
3 teaching modules are delivered over the academic year from a wide range of options and students are guided throughout the full scale projects (no sample exercises) to achieve finished usuable pieces  
Students can choose all their pathways at the beginning of the year or decide the next route once one is completed 
These new pathways have been created to equip students with a wide variety of skills to ensure they are confident to work in industry using todays modern methods and materials as well as keeping the much loved traditional methods alive 
We are focussing on using new sustainable products and natural fillings wherever possible  
You can choose a traditional pathway or a modern pathway or even a mix of both depending on the goals you wish to achieve 
Check out the pathways here  
Our Upholstery courses are delivered over an academic year following the Hertfordshire school’s timetable 
 
Suitable for students with little or no experience  
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
THURSDAY EVENING LEISURE COURSE WITH MATTHEW GATES 
places available now - 5.30 TO 8.30  
Location  
Potten End, easily accessible from London, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Dunstable, Luton, Aylesbury and surrounding areas. 
 
UPHOLSTERY 
Our new day or evening leisure Upholstery course continues in September taught by Matthew Gates and is an opportunity to discover the skills and processes of upholstery. A beginner or with some experience its a great space to work in with an onhand outstanding qualified tutor. Students may choose to work on a modern or traditional piece of furniture and can purchase materials for the project along the way. This traditional craft is addictive and so we have set up a set of 12 classes running consecutively so that should you wish to continue seamlessly you can. 
Bring your own chair, sorry no two or three seaters, tools and equipment provided and also available to buy 
Course content will include: 
Guided use of equipment including Health & Safety procedures 
Direction on individual projects 
Step by step tuition from a 4th generation upholsterer the immeasurable Matthew Gates  
 
 
Technician on hand help with the use of domestic or industrial machines 
Advice on fabrics, trends and cutting plans 
 
 
 
 
Contact us 
 
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