October 11th -  October 14th, 2021

Intermediate Open Workshop

(FLC Upholstery 301W)






10am – 4pm (24 hours total)


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




Class Size

 8 max

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: info@thefunkylittlechair.com 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.

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.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests received 4 weeks prior to class will be given a full refund, minus transaction fees. After that date, refunds will only be granted if FLC is able to fill the spot. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHEDULE CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING!!!! WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON LOW INSTRUCTOR AND EQUIPMENT RATIOS, BUT AS A RESULT, LATE CANCELLATIONS ARE DIFFICULT TO ACCOMMODATE. In the event that FLC cancels due to weather (or global pandemic) full refunds will be granted. Out of state students should note that winter flights can be unpredictable, particularly from January-March. We recommend that you allow time to arrive early, or register for a fall/spring alternative.

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