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

Welcome to Badger Upholstery

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 10am - 12.30pm, and Monday and Wednesday afternoons  1pm-3:30pm  £25 per session - term lengths vary:


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

Week beginning 7th June -  Week beginning 12 July     6 week term  FULLY BOOKED

Week beginning 6th Sept - Week beginning 4th Oct     5 week term

Week beginning 1st Nov - week beginning 6th Dec      6 week term


2 Day Workshops


I run intensive 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 WEEKEND Saturday 8th May - Sunday 9th May 2021  FULLY BOOKED

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

2 Day WEEKEND Saturday 24th July - Sunday 25th July 2021

2 Day WEEKEND Saturday 25th Sept - Sunday 26th Sept 2021  

2 Day WEEKDAY Wednesday 13th Oct - Thursday 14th Oct 2021

2 Day WEEKEND Saturday 20th Nov - Sunday 21st Nov 2021

2 Day WEEKDAY Wednesday 15th Dec - Thursday 16th Dec 2021




Trestles for sale

NEW - We are proud to be 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

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

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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