Walkers Upholstery and Interiors Shop

Why not drop by and see us:

Walkers Upholstery & Interiors
106 Bonnygate
Cupar, Fife, KY15 4LF

Tel: 01334 652 562

Upholstery Courses

AMU Approved Training Centre

'THE ASSOCIATION OF MASTER UPHOLSTERERS APPROVED TRAINING CENTRE'

Scotland’s first Accredited Upholstery Training Centre - with over 30 years of teaching experience

Visit our dedicated courses website at www.cornhillcourses.co.uk for more information!

We will be running Upholstery, Soft Furnishing and Canework courses throughout 2015/16. Join us and learn the time honoured skills in a relaxed environment within a converted 18th century Water mill. We are located in beautiful North East Fife surrounded by rolling countryside and a few hundred yards from a nature reserve.

Accredited courses,

Short courses,

Summer courses,

Leisure and Evening classes,

Soft furnishings classes

Canework courses

To book or for more information

steve@walkersupholstery.com or info@cornhillcourses.co.uk

01337 810724 or 07971487792

OPEN DAY - 28th JUNE    

At this years presentations (2014/15) the Accredited Level students showcased their work and received certificates from a representative of ‘The Association of Master Upholsterers’ – the body which designs the course and who send their own assessor to independently mark and grade the students work.

We were absolutely delighted that 70% received distinction level and the further 30% were all credit level. That’s all B+ and above!!

A fantastic testimony to their hard work and enthusiasm throughout the year.

Please visit our dedicated Uphostery Courses website at www.cornhillcourses.co.uk to see images of their excellent work

Your in expert hands.

Scotlands first and foremost 'Association of Master Upholsterers Approved Training Centre' with over 30 years teaching experience.

ACCREDITED LEVEL CLASS

 

 

ACCREDITED DIPLOMA COURSES IN UPHOLSTERY

 

This nationaly recognised DIPLOMA course has been designed by the ‘Association of Master Upholsterers’(AMU), the trade body for upholsterers in the UK.  AMU adjudicators mark student exam projects and work.  Final marks, grades and certificates are also awarded by them. They also regularly check and oversee the delivery of the courses ensuring students recieve only the highest level of instruction.

We are an
AMU ‘Approved Training Centre’ and teach levels 1, 2 and 3.

You need no previous experience to come on the courses.


Each level is approx 210 hours. Normally the courses are 1 day per week in 3 x 10 week blocks. Roughly following the academic terms.
Teaching days are from 9.30am – 4.30pm

Students are supplied with all tools and training pieces/frames required. Students will be required to supply some of their own chair frames and finishing fabric covers – materials used in these pieces are charged separate. We can help you sourcing these if required.
Working along side other students you will start your practical work on exercise frames that have been devised to consolidate your learning and to give you a clear understanding of the different processes involved without incurring too many unnecessary costs.  You will be given sound information on the legal requirements of the UK Fire Regulations, fabrics and their compositions and usage, stuffing heights and profiles.  Once you start working on your own individual projects you will benefit from learning by osmosis working along side others that may be working on different styles of chairs.  The research projects will also give you a better understanding of the styles, periods and designers of the types of furniture that you may be faced with in the future
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2015/16  ACCREDITED COURSES START IN SEPTEMBER 2015. BOOKING NOW, CONTACT US TO SECURE A PLACE

 

 

UPHOLSTERY -  PRIVATE SHORT COURSES

These courses are always a small class size to allow a high degree of one to one tuition. Suitable for beginners and advanced students. Perfect for individual projects or learning a specific skill.

Students normally bring their own chair/stool but we have some excellent frames for sale if required. On this course we will teach/help you with whatever project you have in mind – however please bear in mind your level of experience when selecting a project. We also run specific classes for those wishing to learn the basics in car or motorbike upholstery.

Please contact us to discuss this if your are unsure.

Course times 9.30 – 4.30

A hearty home cooked lunch is included on all the 2 day courses.

These courses will run on the following dates :-

2 DAY UPHOLSTERY COURSES   2015/16

Usually on a Saturday & Sunday

 OCTOBER  3/4th

OCTOBER   31/1st 

NOVEMBER  21/22nd

DECEMBER  5/6th

JANUARY 16/17th

FEBRUARY 20/21st

MARCH  12/13th

APRIL 7/8th (note this is a Thurs/Fri)

 

UPHOLSTERY LIESURE EVENING CLASSES & DAY CLASSES

Learn in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere

EVENING CLASSES

Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings

7pm - 9.30pm

Run in 10 week blocks

£160 per block

 

DAY CLASS - Monday mornings

                    - Tuesday mornings

                    - Tuesday afternoons

NEXT START DATE IS 28 & 30 SEPTEMBER

 

5 DAY SUMMER COURSES

Perfect for multiple or slightly larger projects. The longer time span allows students to get the chance to try many of the skills required for upholstery.

Next 5 day courses will be July and August 2016 - dates to be confirmed

This course does not include lunches

 

SOFT FURNISHINGS COURSES

Next course is an 10 week block starting Tuesday 19th January 2016

2 seperate courses will run -

Tuesdays  9.30am - 12.00pm OR 12.30 - 3.00pm

Learn to make cushions, curtains, blinds etc.

 

CANEWORK COURSE

2 day course

Dates to ,be confirmed

10am - 4pm

 

We now have a dedicated web site for our courses Please visit www.cornhillcourses.co.uk for more information.

MORE COURSES AND DATES WILL BE POSTED SOON

 

SOME STUDENT COMMENTS
UPHOLSTERY CLASSROOM

Feedback from Pittenweem Arts Festival workshop

 "Thanks to Steve, Elsie and the girls for a really excellent workshop. Really exceeded my expectations in terms of what we were able to cover in a single day. Very well run, friendly and  great to see how the real craftsmen do it"

Short Courses Feedback

" Elsie, Thanks for sharing your skills last weekend. I had a great time and have not yet tired of looking at the finished seat! I really enjoyed the experience. I''ll continue working on the Tub Chair seat and thanks for offering the e-mail support!"     Linda, Berwick

 

"Thank you so much for such a great experience, my stool is well admired! Elsie you are a very patient teacher! I will recommend your course to others - and of course plan to see you again in the not to distant future for further training!!"     liz, West Linton

 

"I just wanted to thank you for giving me such a lovely couple of days and helping me create such a magnificent stool. Dad is lining up all his chairs for me to ''sort''!! I had a great time and am in awe of your patience with us!"   Joan, West Linton.

 

" Lesley and I would like to thank you for the lovely day yesterday, the individual expert tuition enabled us to complete our items and was a great boost to our confidence. Thanks for the lovely lunch and we enjoyed meeting the family!"   Pamela, Broughty Ferry.

 

"Elsie, my introduction to the upholstery world and it's magic has been through your very professional approach and natural ability to teach. My time spent with you was a very happy time and your mum's scones and rock buns were yummy!!"    John,  Tiree

 

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt many valuable techniques. I achieved more than I thought possible. The location, surroundings and catering were fantastic. I'll definitely be back!"  Ellie,  Dundee

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TEACHER

Elsie has been working within the family upholstery business since she was 16 years old. She has been teaching upholstery now for 31 years!!

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We are situated in the lovely 'Howe of Fife'  

This is a beautiful part of North East Fife with endless walking and cycling within the area where our workshop is situated.

We are a stones throw from a lovely nature reserve at "Birnie loch", even close enough for a stroll round at lunch time! Just 10 mintues away is the ''Lomond hills'', twin peaks with fantastic views over the whole of Fife, industrial archeology and an Iron Age hill fort.

Lovely villages are close at hand, the ancient burgh of Falkland is 3 miles away, with its lovely square, historic palace, pubs and restaurants.

If you are a golfer we need hardly tell you about this area of Scotland! The workshop is 20 mins from St.andrews. There are more golf courses around here than anyone could shake a stick at! Elsie is also a keen player so if your into golf there would be plenty to talk about. Steve is a cyclist and would be delighted to show you some local routes, on or off road, for all abilities.

SOLID MAHOGANY FRAMES
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Why not consider one of our Solid Mahogany Frames?

Supplied already polished or in the raw state so you can learm some basic polishing techniques.

Starting with a frame means you have no stripping and preperation time and can begin to learn the skills of upholstery from the outset. You will be able to upholster a piece properly, which I can assure you will be superior to all shop bought reproductions.

As the raw frames are relatively inexpensive you hopefully end up with a finished article which if purchased at retail price would probably cover the cost of your tuition! As well as the satisfaction of being entirely done by your own fair hand in the fabric which suits you.

COLOURFUL COLLESSIE

COLLESSIE VILLAGE
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Collessie is a lovely rural hamlet with  several lovingly restored thached cottages and buildings. This one is an old wash house, used now as an artists studio.

BIRNIE LOCH NATURE RESERVE
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The local nature reserve Birnie Loch is just 4 minutes walk from the workshop!