2018 is nearly upon us! I don't know about you, but I'm already noodling resolutions and goals for the new year. But before we close the books on 2017, how about we take a last look back? What exactly does an upholstery year look like??? Every shop is different, and I wouldn't dream of suggesting … Continue reading An Upholstery Year in Review
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, I was talking with my upholstery mentor and dear friend, Steve Cone. For who-knows-what reason, I happened to mention attached cushion ottomans - a style which I find to be particularly tedious and frustrating. They take way too long!!!!! They never fit quite right!!!! You … Continue reading A short story about attached cushion ottomans (. . . and they all lived happily ever after)
Last week on the blog, we discussed project selection for our advanced workshops. It was then brought to my attention that we needed a post for beginners - duh!!! So let's chat. We love beginners in the shop. Most of our students begin as Weekend Warriors in a 12 hour open workshop. What should you bring? … Continue reading So you want to try upholstery: a beginner’s guide to choosing the perfect project.
As you hopefully know by now, we offer hands-on upholstery education. Most of our classes are open workshop style, meaning you bring in a project of your choosing, and we coach you through it. Some of our classes are labelled, "Advanced" and people wonder what level they should be in. Am I advanced enough???? If … Continue reading Advanced Upholstery Workshop: Are you ready? How to tell, and what to bring.