Mid Century Stool Restoration and Reupholstery Workshop

Join a Mid Century stool restoration and reupholstery workshop here at TS Design Studio in

This workshop will cover the basic theory and practice of wood restoration, carpentry, templating
and reupholstery of the stools we will be working on.

You will get to know and use the basic upholsterers’ tools. Learn about types of stuffing, fabric
measuring, templating and stitch types, professional sewing machines and the finishing touches.

Please note, this is a hands-on, all difficulty levels workshop and you will be restoring and reupholstering a mid-century stool under the guidance of the tutor.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for everyone, even if you are at the very beginning of your journey and are unsure of where to start. We will cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of this process so by the end of the project you will have restored and reupholstered your first piece of furniture!

If you have experience in upholstery projects and have a good understanding of the craft and tools used, this is a great opportunity to refresh and expand your knowledge and learn from an experienced and talented professional with over 30 years in the industry.

Anyone interested in widening their knowledge of upholstery or improving their technique. We teach absolute beginners to advanced students.

The tutor is extremely well versed in both traditional and modern techniques. In order for participants to walk away with a broad understanding of the process, we will mainly draw from traditional upholstery, teaching accurate and precise methods of completing tasks and avoiding shortcuts.

Regardless of your level of knowledge and experience we aim to maximise your learning experience; therefore, groups are limited to only 4 spaces per class, allowing for all of your questions to be answered and all upholstery problems that may emerge during this project to be solved.


£425.00 for 2 days

What’s included in the price?

A mid century stool will be provided (measurements: 420mm x 360mm / approx. 16 ½” x 14 1/8”) – You get to take home the finished product.

Tools at the studio will be available for all participants.

A choice of fabrics: different colours and patterns.

Foams, fillings and miscellaneous materials necessary to complete the task.

Workshop outcomes:

By the end of this workshop you will have developed/refreshed/improved a range of upholstery-related skills, and the confidence to start applying your skills to your own projects. You will leave the course with a number of skills and a beautifully restored & reupholstered stool which will be yours to keep.


TS Design Studio
The Priory
Church Hill

If you are commuting:

Great connection from London Bridge Station (Platform 6 or 7) to Orpington Station. It is
only 1 stop – 15minutes.
Once in Orpington the walk to the studio is only 7 minutes.

If you are driving:

Free parking is available.

Upcoming Dates:

Please take a look at FB and Instagram, there current dates.

Please feel free to get in touch should you have any further questions.