Celebrating one year of running Upholstery workshops at Semper Hopkins Upholstery and Interiors

It has been 12 months now since we first ran our in person upholstery workshops here at Semper Hopkins – and what a year it has been! From starting with our Storage crate then introducing our Stool and Bench workshops later in 2021,  and now our footstools and deep buttoned workshops… we have come a long way in so little time!

We are so grateful to all of our customers who have joined our workshops and enjoyed learning just as much as we have enjoyed teaching them! It means a lot for a small business, having started off doing upholstery as a hobby myself, to see the joy which it brings others is a great thing to see.

Running these workshops during a pandemic and post pandemic has been a pleasure, especially as it has been an opportunity for a lot of our clients to reunite with loved ones and friends to learn a new skill whilst catching up on months worth of news!

We have had lovely feedback throughout the year but here are some of most recent clients feedback:

“My husband bought me the stool workshop day as a Christmas gift. It was absolutely fantastic.

The communication leading up to the day was brilliant, Emma was amazingly helpful and patient in both the weeks before and the day itself. It was such a lovely relaxed, friendly environment in a beautiful setting and not only did I come home with a stunning piece of furniture, I had super good fun along the way.

I cannot recommend highly enough. I just wish I could go back every week. Thanks Emma and everyone involved. You’re brilliant!!!”

“Thank you for a great day. I really enjoyed the footstool workshop. The day went so quickly. Your instruction throughout the day was clear and at a pace where I didn’t feel rushed at all.  I would definitely recommend attending a workshop. Hopefully see you again.  I love my new footstool.”

“Emma is a really lovely and knowledgeable teacher. I had a fabulous day. Emma creates a very relaxed environment and guides people through all of the process needed to make some top notch pieces of furniture that are built to last. Highly recommend anyone interested to give it a go”

Exciting News – new workshops

We are excited to introduce a brand new range of furniture designs to our upholstery workshops. We’ve listened to lots of feedback from clients and made some great improvements;

  • Each workshop now includes a wide range of fabrics and colours to choose from. As clients were often struggling to buy the right choice of fabric. You can find the details on each workshop.
  • You can choose from a number of different styles of furniture in each workshop i.e. stool, bench or footstool. So if you want to come with a friend or family member you don’t have to make the same piece.
  • We now have a range of workshops that run between school hours 9.30am-2.45pm. So if you are a parent or grandparent you can now attend without having to worry about arranging additional childcare.

These are just a few of the improvements we have made to our new range of upholstery workshops. If you are interested in learning a new skills to make your own stunning furniture, take a look at our April Workshop dates or more here:

Deep Buttoned Storage Crate Upholstery Workshop 6th April @ 9:30am-2:45pm £175

Small/ Large Footstool/ Stool/ Bench Workshop with Pleated corners 26th April @ 9:30am-2:45pm £175- £215

Deep Buttoned Footstool/Bench Workshop 28th April @ 9:15am-4:40pm £235

We also offer a Refer a friend scheme where you can both benefit from attending our workshops. You get £10 credit in your account to use against a future booking when your friend books their first workshop. To see your unique referral code once you are logged into your account, click the ‘Refer a Friend’ tab in the account page. What could be better?

Group Upholstery Workshops

We also offer group upholstery workshops, a creative experience for a group of friends or work team to get away from the pressures of everyday life and spend quality time together. Our workshops are perfect for beginners and the day can be tailored to your needs as a group. We can include food and drinks & break out time so you can make the most of each other’s company. Look here for more information or to make an enquiry complete the contact form.

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