How do I book a workshop?


Simply browse our workshops online and check availability. You can book online with a credit card, debit card or PayPal account. (It isn’t necessary to have a PayPal account in order to book online). Or you can telephone and pay for your workshop with a credit or debit card over the phone. Please note full payment is required in advance.


What if I need to cancel my workshop booking?


Full, cleared payment is required prior to a workshop commencing. If you are unable to attend your booking the following conditions will apply:


  • Cancellations made more than 14 days in advance, will be refunded subject to a 25% administrative fee. Alternatively you can transfer to a future workshop free of charge or send someone else in your place.

  • The majority of bookings are made at the end of a session and so bookings cancelled between sessions often remain unfilled. As a result cancellations made within 14 days of a course cannot be refunded. We will of course endeavour to fill any cancelled place and, should we be successful we will be happy to offer an alternative date free of charge. You are also able to send someone else in your place.


A full refund will be given if your workshop is cancelled by Jody Gray Upholstery School for any reason, or you can elect to attend an alternative workshop instead, space permitting.


If you need to cancel a booking please either email us a or call us on 01653 628224.


How many students are there in a workshop?


We like to keep our workshops small and friendly, so there are usually around 6 people, depending on the activity.


What should I bring?


All tools are provided for our upholstery workshops. Any materials required can be purchased at cost. Any fabric required for your project can be purchased from our on-site fabric shop.


What age range are the workshops for?


Our general workshops are for adults of all ages, minimum age 16.


Can I turn up to a workshop on the day?


Unfortunately not, although if you join our mailing list we’ll send you details of any last-minute availability. Or you can call on the morning of a desired workshop to see if we still have spaces.


Do I have to book a workshop online?


If you would prefer not to book online then you can simply telephone and book with a credit or debit card over the phone.


Is there parking at the workshop?


There is ample car parking spaces located outside the workshop within Wath Court.


Are refreshments provided?


All workshops include hot and cold refreshments. If you are attending a full day workshop then please either bring a packed lunch or alternatively food can be purchased nearby in Hovingham village.


Can I buy gift vouchers?


You can buy gift vouchers online or over the phone. They need to be redeemed within 12 months of purchase, and can be used against workshops.


Where can I buy fabric and equipment?


A wide range of fabrics can be bought from Wath Court Fabrics, located at the rear of Jody Gray Upholstery School. The shop is open Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm. For further details please visit the website We sell a wide range of materials, tools and haberdashery supplies in our workshop.