Supporting Artists And Designers In building A Craft Business


Upholstery is a craft which is learnt over long time with plenty of practice, but can be very rewarding and fun once you have learnt it. If you have ever wondered how to practice or develop your upholstery skills, then this workshop is the ideal one for you. We will provide you with relevant, practical applications and basic skills to upholster two seats using both modern (using foam) and traditional (using horsehair) techniques.

The idea of turning your skills, talents or passion to a craft business is very alluring. It’s rewarding and possible, but the reality is that you need to be equipped with huge amount of knowledge of what is really involved.  During our 1-2-1 workshop we will talk about how to make that transition. We will prepare you with facts and useful information. This includes list of suppliers, how to put together a collection, pricing your products, selling direct to consumers or retailers, wholesale strategies, how to prepare yourself for attending craft fairs, shows or trade exhibitions. We will also talk about the importance of branding, marketing and how the advances of today’s social networking and online communities can enhance and increase the potential audience for your craft.

In our Group workshops we will only cover the modern upholstery technique although some basic traditional techniques such as webbing will be discussed.


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  • This is what we cover during this workshop:
  • Hand tools, equipments and useful books
  • Attaching webbing, hessian, foam and calico
  • Attaching wadding and polyester to build up your chair using modern technique
  • Attaching webbing, hessian, twines, horse hair/fibre and calico
  • Attaching wadding and polyester to build up your chair using traditional technique
  • To cover the chairs with the top fabric
  • Finishing the chairs by attaching a black fabric to the base
  • How to set up a workshop
  • And all the tips and tricks of the trade
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Advantages of 1-2-1 workshops

Upholstery Workshop With Moji Designs

Acquiring a new skill can sometimes be a daunting task, but it doesn’t neccessarily need to be that way when you receive plenty of individual attention. The advantages of our one-to-one workshops are that they can be tailored to your exact level and needs. You will get the opportunity to learn a new craft whilst at ease and at your own pace. We will support you to turn your skills into a business by providing plenty of business advice and trade tips. Your strengths and weaknesses are addressed consistently and fully without feeling the pressure by the progress of other students. Above all, enjoy some quality personal time away from the pressures of everyday life. Embrace the experience and treat yourself to the gift of lifelong learning, because you are worth it!

In our Group workshops we mainly focus on the construction of the shade although some basic business advice and trade tips will be discussed.


Booking Information


Course Fee 1-2-1 workshop: £320    09.30 – 17.30    Including materials and Lunch


Group workshop in modern upholstery: £65   10.00-13.00  14th Jan, 12th Feb, 26th Mar


Venue: MADE Brighton , 66/67 North Rd, Brighton, BN1 1YD

How to book One-To-One: Upon your online payment, you will be contacted by email within 24 hours to arrange a convenient date to attend your workshop. Alternatively, contact us to check the availability before making your payment. We try to be as flexible as possible, so that you can fit the workshops in with your home life and work commitments.

Group workshops: Please pay at the bottom of this page

How to pay Booking is made by clicking the “Book Now” button at the bottom of this page. Secure payment is made through Paypal or any major debit or credit cards.
Level Suitable for beginners
Certification Attendance certificate on completion of the course/ Upholstery
Venue Moji studio, Hove 1-2-1

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