The School of Stuff

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Place Category: Creative Workshops, interiors courses and upholstery courses

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  • At The School of Stuff we believe in the joy of making things. We teach a range of crafts some furniture-related such as upholstery marquetry cabinet making and chair caning others simply crafty.


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    The School of Stuff – who are we?

    A skilled and experienced bunch of craft practitioners with a keen interest in craft and especially crafts relating to furniture

    The School of Stuff is a studio dedicated to teaching furniture crafts in Dalston. We started small, with ten happy years at Hackney City Farm teaching upholstery evening classes. Now we have added other core courses to our curriculum including cabinetmaking and furniture restoration, as well as other classes with a furniturey flavour, such as chair rushing and caning, and marquetry. We are also having a go at other crafts now such as rag rug making and even shoemaking. We have a well-equipped and rather lovely studio on the ground floor of an old industrial building on Shacklewell Lane.

    Our core team is a handful of skilled working upholsterers, designers, cabinet makers and furniture restorers. We are also all experienced teachers. Of course, we dont know how to do everything or not quite so we are bringing in the best practitioners we know, to teach crafts that we cant teach. So there should be something for everyone not just furniture freaks.

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