"Let me teach you how to put life back into your loved furniture..." 

Welcome to Badger Upholstery

Please see my Covid Policy on how I am making the workshop as safe as possible.

I am based in my workshop in Montpelier, Bristol. This is a vibrant and artistic area which is ideal for such a creative trade. I love sharing the upholstery skills I have learnt in the last 20 years of working around Bristol, on both traditional and modern upholstery. 


Weekly workshop sessions or 2 day workshops. Bring your own piece of furniture.

To book please email me at karen@badgerupholstery.co.uk 


Weekly Sessions


I run weekly sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9:30am - 12pm, and Monday and Wednesday afternoons  1pm-3:30pm  £25 per session - term lengths vary:


Week begining 2nd Nov -  Week begining 7th Dec     6 week term

Week begining 4th Jan -    Week begining 8th Feb     6 week term

Week begining 22nd Feb - Week begining 22nd Mar 5 week term

Week begining 19th Apr -  Week begining 17th May  5 week term

Week begining 7th June -  Week begining 12 July      6 week term


2 Day Workshops


I run intensive weekend 2 day workshops where you will have more time to get stuck into a larger project, or complete one of my footstools to learn a range of traditional skills.  Cost is £260 for 2 days including lunch.

See the '2 day' page for dates and availability. 


2 Day WEEKDAY Thursday 22nd Oct - Friday 23rd Oct 2020  -  fully booked

2 Day WEEKEND Saturday 7th Nov - Sunday 8th Nov 2020 - fully booked

2 Day WEEKEND Saturday 12th Dec - Saturday 13th Dec 2020  -  2 spaces left

2 Day WEEKEND Saturday 27th Mar - Sunday 28th Mar 2021  -  2 spaces left

2 Day WEEKDAY Tuesday 30th Mar - Wednesday 31st Mar 2021

2 Day WEEKDAY Wednesday 26th May - Thursday 27th May 2021


Trestles for sale

NEW - We are proud to start selling custom made trestles that we use here in the workshop. Ideal for working at home or in your own workshop, or as a gift for someone attending a workshop who wishes to carry on at home! Made to order. See the Trestles page for more details

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"My ideal relaxation is working on upholstery. I spend hours in junk shops buying furniture. I do all the upholstery work myself, and its like therapy"

— Pamela Anderson