Upholstery Workshop – Grappenhall
Saturday 8th October 2022, 10am – 3pm


Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden, Witherwin Avenue, Grappenhall, South Warrington, Cheshire WA4 3DS

Lovely homemade cakes, cream scones, biscuits  and tea/coffee are included in the price and are provided throughout the day. A delicious afternoon tea or lunch can be enjoyed in the gorgeous adjoining glass house Apé Bars Café overlooking the amazing gardens, or please feel free to bring some lunch with you.

All the paints, tools, materials and legs/feet required to make your footstool are provided and are also included in the price. Full workshop notes will include an explanation of all the tools, materials and techniques used.

All you will need to bring is a 1 metre piece of your favourite fabric to match your décor. You will take home your gorgeous footstool at the end of the day.

6 in stock

Category: SKU: UWG-4-1-1-1-2-1-1


About the Workshop

Set in the gorgeous 4 acre Walled Garden, originally created around 1830, now restored into a peaceful, well maintained and beautiful garden which is now a popular local visitor attraction and resource for horticulture, education and enjoyment.

The Walled Garden consists of two main areas, the fully working kitchen garden and the ornamental pleasure garden which are separated by a yew hedge. The site also includes a run of 8 fully refurbished victorian glasshouses, several outbuildings, 3 ponds and the gorgeous Apé Bars Café in the central glasshouse space.

Our workshop will be in the bright and airy schoolroom and adjoining glass house whilst looking out onto the spectacular gardens. On sunny days, we can get outside!

The workshop is ideal for complete beginners, or for people who have tried their hand at upholstery previously and would like to hone their skills. You will learn how to make and upholster a gorgeous footstool (and to paint or wax the bun feet in a colour / shade / style / height of your choice to complement your fabric). You will finish your footstool during the day.


For You to Bring

Please bring a 1 metre piece of your favourite fabric to cover your footstool. Should you need any guidance with this, please get in touch.

Please come in comfortable clothing which you don’t mind getting marked or please bring an apron. Also please wear comfortable shoes.

Please bring along cash or have your PayPal and/or on-line Bank Transfer details ready should you wish to purchase paint, products and/or tools at the workshop.



You can park at the back of The Walled Garden school room within the Walled Garden grounds.

Alternatively you can park on Witherwin Avenue next to The Walled Garden wooden gate. Walk through the arched wooden gate and gardens to the glasshouses and school room on the left in front of the vegetable patches.

Parking is free of charge.


Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation by me, I will offer alternative dates or a full refund.

In the event of cancellation by you, I would ask for at least two weeks’ notice for a refund or transfer to an alternative date.