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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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Spring Upholstery Dates

Jan 4, 2021 – Apr 30, 2021

Upholstery Workshops are £70 a day, take advantage of the deal to buy 3 days for £185 or 4 days for £245.

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The Workshop is closed in January 2021 in light of the government guidelines for both here and the surrounding areas and so that all my lovely customers can keep safe.
I look forward to seeing you back as soon as we are all safer to do enjoy more upholstery and crafting.


11 months 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 Summer and Autumn 2021 in Uppingham
 Here are my dates for Upholstery in Uppingham, sign up for which ever days suit you best.

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th
24th, 25th, 26th and 27th

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
21st, 22nd, 24th, 29th

1st, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th
12th, 13th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 22nd

2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th,
9th, 10th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 30th

1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th
14th, 15th, 16th, 17th
1st, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th
12th, 13th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 22nd

Upholstery in Local Village Halls

Seaton Village Hall 
Monday July 26th to Friday the 30th July

Ashley Village Hall

Monday August 16th to Friday 20th August

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

Craft and Sewing Workshops

New schedule for these courses to be arranges please contact me to register your interest.

Drum Lampshade,  Box Cushion, Roman Blind,  Simple cushions 

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
United Kingdom
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