Upholstery Stage 3 Diploma

Tutor : 

Stephen Franklin

Please see course dates for Stage 3, there are now no vacancies for 2018/19.
This course runs for ten months from September 2019 to June 2020 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 fabric suppliers.

Bookings now being taken.....

Upholstery Stage 3 Diploma



  • Substantial Traditional Armchair of advanced techniques, which should include at least two of the following elements: the fitting of caps and collars, scroll arms or stitched-up edges to arms, sprung arms, coil sprung seats, independent sprung edges, deep buttoning, fluting or an iron framed chair.

  • Modern Chair with a concave inside back incorporating tailored fitting and top stitching i.e. Egg style or shell frame

  • Business Set-Up

  • Written Research Project: 20th Century Furniture Design – an overview of the styles, periods and iconic designers of the 20th Century.

*Upholstery supplies included in course fee for this piece.
 Highlighted are the assessment pieces

Stage 3 Diploma

Franklin upholstery tables

All ready for work

Franklin upholstery drop in

Making a drop in seat

Franklin upholstery drill

Make sure that drill is vertical

Franklin upholstery holes

Is the spacing correct?

Franklin upholstery buttoned top

How many buttons?

Franklin upholstery buttoned box

Finished box

Dates for 2019 to 2020
September, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
October, 7th, 8th, 9th
November, 4th, 5th, 6th
December, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
January, 6th, 7th, 8th
February, 3rd, 4th, 5th
March, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
April, 6th, 7th, 8th
May, 4th, 5th, 6th
June, 1st, 2nd, 3rd