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Soft Furnishings Certificate Course

During this one-year programme, you will develop a range of practical skills, gaining knowledge and experience in the essential elements required for making good quality bespoke window treatments, from lined and interlined curtains with hand-stitched headings, as well as pleating to the pattern of the fabric.  You will also work on standard and cascade roman blinds and have a good understanding of the new Child Safety Requirements for Blinds regulations.  In addition to this, you will produce a range of decorative cushions: scatter, bolster and box cushions.  You will create a range of different decorative techniques that will enhance your work giving it that truly individual bespoke feel.

You will acquire an understanding of furnishing fabrics and textiles and will be encouraged to develop your own creative ideas.  You will also be given information and have a good understanding of setting up and developing a small soft furnishings business.  Everything that you do will be commercially viable.

In addition to sampling various techniques, you will produce full-scale projects that will be assessed by an AMUSF Independent External Verifier.

Course Structure

This is a one-year programme that can be achieved on a one-day per week basis.  Classes start at 9.30 a.m. and finish at 4.30 p.m. each day (Fridays) and are based around the academic year starting the first week in September to mid July, with half-term and holidays in line with Hertfordshire schools.

Contact Wendy for more details and an Application Form.


Wendy Shorter Interiors Soft Furnishings Table Grid

These covers are manufactured exclusively for Denton Drapes in the United States and they then import them into the UK for the European market.


Those who have bought them before say that the main benefits are timesaving, measuring efficiency and help with keeping things square, indeed many experienced curtain makers tell us that they don’t know how they managed before they installed their Denton Drapes metric table cover


The prices for 2016 are as follows:

150cms x 360cms - £220 plus VAT

150cms x 320cms - £200 plus VAT

150cms x 280cms - £180 plus VAT

There is an additional carriage charge of £30 to UK addresses due to the length of the covers when packaged. Carrier charges for non UK addresses by enquiry.


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