August 8th - 11th, 2022

Intermediate Open Workshop

(FLC Upholstery 301W)




August 8th – 11th, 2022


10am-4pm (24 hours total)


FLC St.Paul Facility
475 Etna St. Suite 2
St. Paul MN 55106




Class Size

 8 max

PLEASE NOTE: August will be our LAST in-person workshops. Click here to learn more

Workshop Overview

For those students/professionals who are ready to dig beyond the basics. . . Intermediate open workshops are four days in length for a total of 24 hours. This workshop is an ideal choice for those who are comfortable with fundamentals and looking to improve/refine their technique or explore complex variations, styles and modern foundation work. Participants should be familiar with how to tear back, how to create/use a cut list and diagram, and be able to operate an industrial sewing machine. If you are unsure whether this workshop is appropriate, please contact our team via email: or complete FLC 200: Fundamentals first.

Participants are welcome to bring their own tools, but professionally quality equipment and supplies are included in registration fee. If you are traveling and unable to bring an appropriate project, we can assist you in sourcing one locally to suit your instructional needs upon registration. In this event, FLC will provide remnant fabric and the completed project will be donated to Bridging Furniture Bank for a family in need.

Workshop Objectives

  • Increase familiarity with intermediate professional upholstery skills and processes
  • Refine existing knowledge, improve outcomes and efficiency
  • Work in a professionally equipped facility
  • Connect with like-minded students in a positive learning environment
  • Receive individualized guidance from an experienced professional

Project Recommendations

Side chair with intermediate variations, basic club chair, parson’s chair with skirt, attached cushion ottoman with skirt, channel back chair (tight seat)

Meet Our Instructors

Frequently Asked Questions​

Please send us a email describing your project and level of experience – we are able to accommodate occasional oversized projects in our space, but it’s important to note that your project MUST LEAVE at the end of the workshop, whether it is finished or not. If you are working on an oversized project, consider signing up with a qualified friend so you can divide and conquer the workload.

FLC has an “Adopt-a-Project” option for any student that for whatever reason (arriving by plane, unexpected complications with chosen project, etc.) can’t bring a project.  If you tell us a bit about your current skill level and what skills you hope to gain, we can send you some options from our list of available projects.


  • Cost to “adopt” a frame is $75  – This covers the frame, time to source, and tear back. 
  • You are responsible for the cost of foam and providing your own fabric* as per standard workshop policy
  • You must complete the registration process before FLC can hold a frame for you.
  • Instructor will collect project and supply fees at time of workshop
  • You may choose to keep the project, or FLC will donate it on your behalf
  • *If project is being donated, student may choose from FLC’s small collection of free fabric

Your workshop landing page will include information about the location of our facility and nearby neighborhoods with hotels and/or air bnbs. While we cannot tell you where to stay, we hope this will help facilitate your search!

Our facility is a few miles from downtown St. Paul, so it’s possible to travel around via Uber or Lyft if that is your preference.

Have a question about our live workshops?
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Dear students, colleagues and friends

We have made the difficult decision to close FLC. To read more about what this means, click here. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your upholstery training journey over the last 6+ years – we can’t think of any community we are more proud to be a part of.


Cynthia Bleskachek & The FLC Team