Make & Gather

Our upholstery classes are led by Carla Costa, who is a traditionally taught upholsterer, certified by The Association of Masters Upholsterers & Soft Furnitures. Check out the dates for our upcoming upholstery leisure classes and email us if you have any questions or special dates requirements. Often we can accommodate special requests.

Marketing & Communications Coaching

Whether you always dreamed of launching a side hustle to increase your income, or have a business and want to boost it, join Carla in her “Income Boosters Club” to be part of the conversation and join a growing community of like minded ambitious and motivated entrepreneurs.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I can’t recommend Carla too highly – across the full breath of her services. I saw first hand the passion and care and craftsmanship that goes into everything Carla does. She has also done a brilliant job of helping me clarify my business goals, get a website up and running and organise my marketing. She is an excellent business mentor, bringing to bear the wealth of skills and knowledge from her diverse career and really motivating me to ‘do it now’!“ Alison Dickens, Business Owner

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Had a wonderful few days working with Carla on an upholstery project. She was incredibly knowledgeable and clearly very talented – and a patient, informative teacher. I came away with a beautifully reupholstered stool – all the more appreciated because it was completed using traditional methods. Incredibly satisfying and highly recommended!“ Julia Finch, Student

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I am very pleased with the outcome of my efforts and the help in hand. This is a very interesting course with an incredible make to take home. Upholstery is something I couldn’t normally access.” Student

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Carla was amazing – so helpful.” – Student

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I really enjoyed myself and the whole project. I learned many things about upholstery. She (Carla) is a great teacher and a very patient person too.” Student

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Carla is wonderful. This course has far exceeded my expectations.” Student

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Carla is a very good teacher and generous with ’teaching’ her secret skills! Lovely.” Student

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