Welcome to The Funky Little Chair . . .

VALUED STUDENTS: Our Minneapolis classes are momentarily on hold as we all work together to flatten the curve. We look forward to restoring events as soon as circumstances permit – it is always our honor to share upholstery with you. 

In the meantime, we encourage you to spend this time reading, practicing, and staying connected. 

It’s also an ideal time to explore our online tools. We’ve designed content that we believe is helpful on its own or in partnership with live training.  In short – we hope these resources will be effective as instruction for the moment, and as preparation for the future. 

Until we meet again <3 
The Funky Little Chair team

What began as a semi-educational facebook page eventually became a hands-on teaching community – first in St. Paul, and now in Minneapolis.

Our initial mission was simply to share upholstery – its history, its complexities, its people.

From year to year, that undertaking has grown to include hundreds of students, many passionate instructors, and the support of our professional peers. We continue to look for new ways to adapt and better serve a complex market through training and education.

We are happy that you are here – whether you’re brand new, a serious hobbyist, a fellow professional or another educator, we’re excited that you’re excited about upholstery . . .

Cynthia Bleskachek, The Funky Little Chair

Cynthia Bleskachek

“Owner, Cynthia Bleskachek, has been working as a professional upholsterer since 2001 and teaching since 2010. In 2008 she won a first place craftsmanship award through The Upholstery Journal for a tufted chair.

She was a featured presenter at the 2015 Minneapolis Junk Bonanza, with appearances on Kare 11 and Fox 9. 

Cynthia guest teaches at Workroom Tech in North Carolina and will be a 2018 instructor at Custom Workroom Conference in South Carolina. 

She currently serves as education chair for the Professional Upholstery Association of Minnesota