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June Weekend Upholstery - a 4 day workshop

Jun 9, 2022 – Jun 12, 2022

Come and join me for 4 days in this gorgeous village of Seaton.
Bring your chair or project and enjoy time learning and applying the traditional techniques on your piece, lots of help and support as you progress.
Each day is 9.30-4pm and 4 days are £260 or £70 a day.
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First Upholstery weekend in Ashley this year

May 20, 2022 – May 22, 2022

Fancy 3 days of upholstery, come for all or the days you can make.
Traditional upholstery for you to enjoy on your chair...lots of support and help as you learn and apply your new skills in this beautiful village.
Each day 9.30-4pm, 3 days £195 or £70 a day.
To book call Jo on 07415767826 or joat...

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A five day deal for you, £320 for 5 days of workshops.

Oct 1, 2021 – Mar 31, 2022

Select 5 days from the dates listed on my web-site and take advantage of this deal. Taught in small groups and chance to learn this traditional craft whilst reupholstering your own project

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New Autumn Upholstery Dates
All the new dates for Upholstery workshops in Uppingham are now live. Join me from September to Xmas.
Traditional Upholstery in this historic town.
£70 a day.
To book contact Jo by phone or email on

Back and open since the 12th April, giving you all plenty of space to work and keeping the numbers reduced to accommodate this.
Looking forward to seeing you, any questions please call or email.

Upholstery in Seaton

Jul 26, 2021 – Jul 30, 2021

Join me in the beautiful village of Seaton in Rutland for a week of traditional upholstery.
A chance to work on a treasured or recently acquired chair. Learn the traditional techniques and spend the week working your own magic on your chair.
Price is £300 for the week or £70 a day

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Ashley Village Upholstery Week

Aug 16, 2021 – Aug 20, 2021

A week of upholstery in this attractive Northampton village. Bring your chair, and build your skills in upholstery to create your own unique and beautiful chair. A fun way to learn this traditional craft.
Price is £300 for the week or £70 a day.

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a year ago
Thankyou for a fantastic day, it was great to revisit skills learnt on the first chair and I am so pleased with the shape of the seat that I have created. With all crafts some days certainly give you a sense of achievement. I can definitely say I am so glad I found you and only a short drive away. Traditional skills are so much nicer that the staple gun.
- Rachel L

Workshops and Information

Workshops Spring and Summer 2022 in Uppingham
 Here are my dates for Upholstery in Uppingham, sign up for which ever days suit you best.

 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th

3rd, 4th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 24th, 25th, 27th

7th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 24th

5th, 6th,  8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 
15th, 16th, 19th, 
20th, 21st, 22nd

I am also running workshops in the following Village Halls

May 16th, June 20th, July 18th

June 8th -12th   4 days £260
August 1st- 5th  5 days £300

May 20th-22nd.  3 days £195
August 15th-19th. 5 days £300

Wadkins Pavilion Bushby - Half day 
5th-26th May and June 16th and 23rd

Workshops are  bookable by contacting Jo or following the contact button.

Craft and Sewing Workshops

Drum Lampshade,

More dates to follow in the Summer
Lampshade sessions are £48 to include your lampshade kit

About Jo at no 40

'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
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