Clive Pennington

Curtain Making teacher

Based in
Odiham, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Clive Pennington | Curtain Making teacher

Rates: From £123.00 per day

Make an enquiry

My working life started as an apprentice carpenter and joiner in 1965. As a craftsman, and later in management and inspection, I specialised in property refurbishment. My passion for creating beauty and comfort has always been laced with a little opulence and going the extra mile to ensure the delivery of a high quality product is an essential part of my make up.

Moving into a new millennium in my 50th year focused my mind on the remainder of my career. Working with a wide variety of materials has always been second nature to me and the opportunity to spend the remaining part of my working life creating beauty through the application of softer and more tactile materials eventually became too tempting to resist so I moved gently into the world of fabric and became a soft furnisher.

I decided to teach curtain making full time at the beginning of 2008 with a clear intention to contribute more to those who came to me to learn than other teachers could or would. This has been achieved, by testimony, as you will see when you look over the website. I now provide top class training coupled with ongoing support both through the workroom and our internet based private members forum. We are always here to give advice and help with projects and to have a bit of fun into the bargain.

So whether you are a home maker or a professional curtain maker there will be a course to suit you at

One-to-one lessons

Group Classes

Two people per class

Our standard course modules are listed below but it doesn’t stop there. We can help you to develop your skills as a curtain maker by teaching you about setting up your workroom and keeping the right amount of stock. What equipment you will need and how to provide the best lighting for your work space. How to avoid making mistakes when calculating and ordering fabric. We can also help you with measuring, ordering and fitting a variety of tracks and poles, How to manage your curtain making business and manage your work flow. Please contact us for more details if you require additional training that is not listed under the standard modules.

If you would like to learn the basic elements of curtain making why not try our standard 5 day module.

Standard 5 day course 5 day module

This course is recommended for those who want to combine the basic elements of curtain design and make up and will take you through a variety of machining and hand crafted techniques required to produce high quality window treatments aimed at the top end of the market.

This basic course combines the 3 days curtain making module, the 1 day roman blind module and the 1 day soft pelmet module and we recommend that these modules are completed before moving on to the other course elements.

Individual course modules

Curtain making 3 to 4 day module

Curtains for arched windows 1 day module

Roman Blinds 1 day module

Soft pelmets 1 day module

Upholstered pelmet 1 day module

Tie backs 1 day module

Valances pleated and smocked 2 day module

Swags and tails, swagged valances and scarf drapery 5 day module

It's a: 
The Workroom at Stapeley Manor Farm
Stapeley Manor Farm. Odiham, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
We do not run a course calendar so the dates for all modules are completely flexible and because of our small class sizes, can be arranged to suit your diary.
£98.00 per day


Over 40 years of experience creating beautiful homes

45 years experience in craft industries, specialist property refurbishment and gardening. I have 8 years experience in curtain making and soft furnishings. I have trained with Merrick and Day in Humberside and have a craft certificates from the National Design Academy.

Sep 2009


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Last login: 7 years 4 weeks ago

Add the first review

Write a review

Don't be shy, say hello. We'd love to hear from you.

[email protected]

Stay safe

School of Everything is all about meeting up in the real world. Here are some tips on how to arrange your learning and teaching safely.