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Money for Nothing Upholsterer Simion Hawtin-Smith is now offering a range courses. Designed in the Reloved workshop, courses will teach students traditional and modern upholstery skills, paint techniques, and much more. Based in our Greater Manchester studio, classes will be small and friendly. Students will have plenty of time with Simion, helping them to gain valuable knowledge to begin their making journey.

Example from the beginners hand embroidery class

Hand Embroidery: an introduction with Hannah Wiles

In this beginners workshop, Hannah will teach you five decorative and versatile hand embroidery stitches to creste your own gorgeous, contemporary stitched hanging. If you only have basic knowledge of stitch and want to develop your skills, then this workshop is for you!

  • 16th Sept 10:30am-1pm
  • 21st Oct 10:30am-1pm
  • 24th Nov 10:30am-1pm
  • 15th Dec 10:30am-1pm

Price: £25.00 Book now

Charlotte Jade fabric Ottomini

The Ottomini, two-day workshop

Learn the basics of upholstery and take home your very own ottomini footstool. This course is aimed at those with little or no upholstery experience. You will learn traditional and modern upholstery skills including slip stitching and making the buttons. Paint techniques are also taught using Reloved vintage paints. Times 10am – 4pm Approx. size H39cm x W52cm x D37cm.

  • 13-14 August 2018
  • 15-16 September 2018
  • 20-21 October 2018
  • 24-25 November 2018

Price: £225.00* Book now

cushion masterclass

One-day cushion masterclass

Make your own scatter cushion to take home. A truly beginners course that includes all fabric and materials. Learn how to sew the cushion with me, make your own zip and choose a feather filled or fibre insert. Times 11pm – 4pm Approx. size 44cm square

  • 16 August 2018
  • 29 September 2018
  • 27 October 2018
  • 17 November 2018

Price: £59.00 Book now


The Ottoman, three-day workshop

The ottoman, a large footstool can also double up as a coffee table. Students on the course will learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, including slip stitching and making the buttons. Paint techniques are also taught using Reloved vintage paints. Times 10am – 5pm Approx. sizes H40cm x W52cm x L91cm

  • 5, 6 and 7 September 2018
  • 12, 13 and 14 October 2018
  • 7, 8 and 9 November 2018

Price: £325.00* Book now

Beginners Photography Course

Beginners Photography Course

Learn how to feel comfortable shooting with your DSLR camera. With small groups of four, allowing plenty of time for me to individually help and advise, join us in this hands on workshop where you will learn your way round the basic settings on your camera. Suitable for complete beginners and as a refresher course. We will cover ISO, aperture and shutter speed, what they are and how to use them together, We will also cover composition, using natural light, freezing and capturing motion, creative techniques and how to use them.

Saturday 8th September
Saturday 6th October
Saturday 3rd November
Saturday 1st December

Times: 10.30am – 4pm

Cost: £125 (Class of 4)

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Cyanotype workshop (half day)

Suitable for complete beginners or as a refresher course. Learn how to use this extremely creative and beautifully simple photographic process and come away with your own set of 5 original hand made prints at the end of the session. With plenty of time to experiment in a fun and relaxed environment, Lucy will demonstrate each stage and be on hand throughout the workshop to offer support and advice. All materials included. Suitable for individuals, groups, families and children.

11am – 2pm

£40 per person, materials included. Class of 10.

30th September
28th October
25th November

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* 1m of fabric required for The Ottoman and 1.5m for the Ottoman. Discount for students is available on all fabric in our range. Future courses include making a statement cocktail chair. To register your interest, and join the upholstery school mailing list, enter your details below and we’ll keep you up to date with up and coming class dates.

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