A couple years ago, I traveled to Denver for a Craftsy Instructor Summit. I met AAAAAAAAAAAmazing people, plenty of them. But one in particular stands out in my mind. . . Her name is Beverly Johnson. Otherwise known as, "The Fairy Bra Mother." Based in Ontario, Canada, Beverly has created a complete resource for the … Continue reading Riches in the Niches
There's a funny notion that bubbles up in upholstery circles: The idea that education undermines professionals. It seems to boil down to two general arguments: giving away trade secrets, and training your competition. Let's have a look . . . You're giving away trade secrets. Maybe I'm uncommonly thick . . . But I don't … Continue reading Does Upholstery Education Undermine Professionals?
Spring is a crazy time for upholstery shops, and we've been feeling it in St. Paul. . . But somewhere between emails and messages and phone calls, I've felt lucky to claim a few quiet stretches in the shop, just me and a project. Those are such lovely days. This is the part of the … Continue reading The skilled human element