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Make A Stunning Drum Lampshade

Dec 3, 2019 – Dec 3, 2019

This is a fantastic no sew project. A simple project that can change the whole look of your room.
In this course you will learn how to make one drum lampshade in 20cm. There is an option to make a 30cm drum, this is £45, just let us know at booking.
Just bring 1/2m of your chosen dressmaking or q...

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FULLY BOOKED - Ashley Autumn Upholstery Weekend

Nov 16, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019

FULLY BOOKED - Do call me or book onto my other dates in Uppingham
2 days of fun and relaxing Upholstery in this picturesque and historic village in Northants.
Each day 9.30am-4pm in the village hall. Course designed for beginners and those wishing to add to their upholstery skills and projects...

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The most beautiful finished chair - time well spent Sarah planning, selecting the perfect fabric and your attention to upholstering resulted in this delightful chair. So proud

Meticulous attention to detail bring this modern piece to a more contemporary look, great work Caroline ...another treasure from the Summer week courses

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Save £20 on 4 days Upholstery, or £10 on 3 days

May 22, 2019 – May 31, 2019

May Special Offer, save £20 when you buy 4 days of upholstery workshops and only pay £200. Or if you fancy 3 days you save £10 and only pay £155.
You can buy these as a gift or a treat for yourself.

The days can be taken at any of my workshop dates in Uppingham. Come along, relax and enjoy som...

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Spring and Summer 2019 Dates

Apr 8, 2019 – Apr 15, 2019

Spring and Summer dates - book now and enjoy relaxing and rewarding days renovating your chairs.
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Workshops and Information

Workshops Autumn 2019

Sept  4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 18th & 20th

Oct  9th, 11th, 12th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th

Nov  6th, 8th, 9th, 20th & 22nd

Dec  4th, 6th, 7th, 11th & 13th

Workshops are £55 a day and bookable by contacting Jo or following the contact button.

About us

'Jo at no 40' is a workshop on the High Street in Uppingham where you can learn to upholster in the traditional way. 

Specialising in traditional upholstery it is a joy to see how many people have already learned to love this craft and have created fantastic furniture to enjoy.

Over a number of days the courses are designed for you to bring a piece of furniture, be shown how to strip it back to a sound base and then build it back up to  the finished top cover.
You can book in for the days that suit you and gradually work on what your furniture needs.

The courses are fun and you will be working with a mixture of new and experienced upholstery students in small groups of up to 6 people.

You will learn to upholster in the traditional way using tacks, hessian, hair and other traditional methods. Tools can be hired or purchased and all the traditional materials can be purchased from Jo as you need them. The choice of top fabric is yours.

In the last year I have started running other craft courses from roman blinds, cushions, xmas crafts, knitting and other crafts brought in by local artists. This has allowed everyone to learn, enjoy and create other crafts. 

The workshop here in Uppingham is situated on the High Street East, and is in an old red brick Georgian building, with lots of quirky features and a little courtyard to relax in.

Developing this new business to take my lifelong hobbies to share with others has been a joy, and I would love you to share it with me.

Jo Sutton

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40 High Street East
LE15 9PZ
United Kingdom
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