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


Welcome to Badger Upholstery

As with many businesses, I have had to temporarily shut my workshop. I am planning to reopen in September. Please see my Covid Policy on how I am making this 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 or buy one of my footstool frames that allow you to learn a range of traditional skills.

To book please email me at 

(Please read my cancellation policy before booking)

Weekly Sessions

I run weekly sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9:30am - 12pm, and Monday and Wednesday afternoons  1pm-3:30pm

Book in terms at £25 per session - term lengths vary:

Week begining 7th Sept - Week begining  12th Oct  6 week term

Week begining 2nd Nov - week begining 7th Dec 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. 

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

Watch the latest video by Badger Upholstery here


I can cover 19mm looped back

buttons in your own fabroc

Buy Vouchers for workshop

sessions as a gift

"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