Upholstery Workshop – Grappenhall WA4 3DS
Saturday 2nd November 2024 (10am – 3pm)


I’d love to welcome you to this one day (10 am to 3 pm) ‘Upholstery Workshops’ in a relaxed and friendly environment at the gorgeous Grappenhall Heyes Walled Garden, Warrington, Cheshire. Spend the day in the bright and airy schoolroom and glasshouse whilst looking out onto the spectacular gardens. On sunny days, we can get outside!

Learn the wonderful craft of upholstery (no previous experience needed) by making and upholstering a lovely footstool from scratch in one day to take home with you whilst making some new like minded friends in a relaxed, supportive and beautiful environment. The workshop is ideal for complete beginners, or for people who have tried their hand at upholstery previously and would like to expand their skills.

I will be there every step of the way to guide you and take you through the process at your pace. With such a small group, there is plenty of time for one to one discussion. Full workshop notes on techniques, tools and materials and where to buy will be provided.

After the workshop you will be able to upholster many of your own pieces at home having learned all about the tools, foams, materials, folds, finishings etc. Please feel free to contact me after the day should you need any help or guidance.

The price includes lovely homemade cakes, cream scones, biscuits, tea and coffee throughout the day. Lunch is not included in the price, however, delicious afternoon tea or lunch can be enjoyed on most days in the gorgeous adjoining glass house Ape Bars Cafe overlooking the amazing gardens, or please feel free to bring some lunch with you.

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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.

You will be able to choose the style and height of your bun feet (provided) and you will learn how to make and upholster a gorgeous footstool. You will 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 to take home with you.



For You to Bring

All tools, legs/feet, foams and materials to make your footstool are provided and are included in the price except bring a 1 metre square piece of your favourite fabric to cover your footstool. Should you need any guidance with this, please get in touch.

Please bring some lunch if you don’t want to purchase from the café.

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.