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Now enrolling for September 2023!


// Craft Certificate

Stage 1 of the syllabus contains the following:


Non assessed work  (Frames and fillings included in course fees).

  • Drop-in seat (modern materials)

  • Drop-in seat (traditional materials including fabric and bottoming cloth)

  • Stitched and stuffed traditionally upholstered footstool 

  • Sprung arm exercise for an inset facing (traditional materials and methods)

  • Box Cushion with piping and zip (sample)

  • Bolster End with piping (sample)

  • Historical and critical studies


We offer these additional exercises to the syllabus at NO extra cost! 

  • British and Continental springing techniques 

  • British and Continental stitching techniques 

  • Surface finishing from a raw frame 


  • NB. All practice pieces remain property of the school unless the student decides to purchase

Assessed work 

  • Sprung dining chair - traditional materials and methods 

  • Frame and fillings included in course fees, covering fabric to be supplied by student 

  • Upholstered and lined box with decorative detail and deep-buttoned lid - modern materials, with a minimum of three diamonds

  • Frame, fillings and covering fabric to be supplied by student

  • Portfolio containing notes and details of work in progress

  • A Written Research Project to be completed in students own time

All elements of the course (assessed, non assessed and written work) must be completed in order to receive verification.

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