Upholstery Stage 2 Diploma


Stephen Franklin


Please see dates of the next Stage 2 course.
This course runs for ten months from September 2018 to June 2019 consisting of three workshop days each month.


Maximum number of 6 students per course.

The course will include visits  to Stately Homes, lectures from outside agencies and opportunities to visit  fabric suppliers, also a hands on opportunity to make a stool frame.

Course now full.....

Stage 2  Diploma Syllabus: 


  • T-Shaped Cushion with piping and zips (samples)

  • Tailoring, including the fitting of caps and collars (samples)

  • Independent sprung edge for a cushion seat (exercise) (traditional materials and methods, including fabric and front border)*

  • Armless chair with traditionally upholstered seat and back (seat to be sprung with coil springs) 

  • Post 1950s Armchair upholstered using modern materials & methods 

  • Portfolio containing notes and details of work in progress

  • Written Research Project


Stage 2 Diploma

*Uphostery supplies included in the course fee for this piece.

Highlighted are the assessment pieces

Level 3 Victorian chair

Great skill is required for this chair.


Careful measuring


Getting the roll perfect


Modern Parker Knoll


A T-shaped cushion is required for level 2

level 1 top stuffed chair

A perfect shape

Dates for 2018 to 2019
September, 3rd, 4th, 5th
October, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
November, 5th, 6th,7th
December, 3rd, 4th, 5th
January, 7th, 8th, 9th
February, 4th, 5th, 6th
March, 4th, 5th, 6th
April, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
May, 6th, 7th, 8th
June, 3rd, 4th, 5th