Footstool Upholstery Workshop

A practical introduction to upholstery

3 hours 3 to 6 label $210 or 4 payments of $52.50 Afterpay


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will either postpone your booking, or refund you.

Allow your design and creative skills to flourish and experience the delight of making something by hand. This three hour workshop will give a wonderful taster into the traditional and practical craft of upholstery. The workshop is presented by 'We Us and Stuff', a collaboration between Reign of Chairs and Creek Furniture at their pop up Shop venue (7 Clovelly Road, between 3 - 15 December).

You will style and upholster your own unique footstool made from recycled timber to take home. Just bring fabric of your choice (50x60cm) or shop from our Fabric Box Shop on the day. All upholstery materials and the beautiful footstool frames are included and tools will be provided for use during the class. PLUS you can make your own custom buttons or choose from our large selection.

Get your creative juices flowing and have some fun, whilst you create a beautiful and unique piece of furniture for your home.

The footstool frames have been crafted by Steve Thomas of Creek Furniture, (Orange NSW) using traditional joinery methods. Steve is a lover & collector of timber, which he acquires through myriad of sources, including old shed and farmhouse demolitions. He delights in the provenance of his materials and often notates its’ origins inside the frames of the pieces that he makes. Artis and Upholsterer, Fiona Edmeades from Reign of Chairs will teach you how to upholster your stool for a professional finish.

The Reign of Chairs Fabric Box Shop includes a variety of fabrics as well as some hand made pieces in patchwork. If you are a sewer you might want to design and make your own patchwork piece (50x60cm) prior to the class, to use on your stool.

Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners!
What you'll get
A beautiful and unique piece of furniture for your home: traditionally crafted handmade footstool frame made from reclaimed timber, upholstered by you! Included are all the materials required to upholster and button your stool (does not include top fabric).
What to bring
Top fabric 50x60cm or shop at the fabric box shop on the day
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a great Mother's Day gift idea.


7 Clovelly Road, Randwick NSW

Your teacher
Fiona Edmeades
Fiona Edmeades

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Fiona has had a life long intrigue toward the workings behind the objects that populate our everyday lives. This coupled with her creative bent, has led her to turn her maker’s hand to many diverse applications over the years.

Fiona gained her City and Guilds Certificate in traditional upholstery, at the London College of Furniture in 1991. In 2009 Fiona graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School. Fiona works through the medium of sculpture using reclaimed painted metals.

Through Reign of Chairs, Fiona takes on commissioned upholstery work and teaches upholstery classes in Sydney. As 'We Us and Stuff', Fiona works collaboratively with Steve Thomas of Creek Furniture, presenting Upholstery & Furniture rejuvenation workshops in greater NSW as well as Footstool upholstery 'taster' workshops using beautiful footstool frames, hand from recycled timber.


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Verified reviews

• Jan 2020

Fiona is very helpful and patient. It was a fun class and I got home with a nice footstool!
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