Michelle is a Funky Little Chair certified basic level instructor. She specializes in custom furniture upholstery and loves helping her clients bring their visions to life. She fell into the upholstery trade by accident. As a DIY blogger looking for a project she decided to try her hand at re-upholstering an old chair and fell in love with the transformation process. Self taught, Michelle is passionate about sharing knowledge and supporting fellow upholsterers.
Carla is a Funky Little Chair certified basic level virtual instructor. She owns Natural Upholstery in Livingston, MT. An obsessive explorer, she has worked as a wildlife biologist, textile artist, furniture designer and upholsterer. She has been an active promoter of healthy upholstery since she helped develop a line of organic and sustainable furniture in 2009. She has been teaching modern upholstery since 2011, working with students using both conventional and natural/organic materials.
Carla is currently assisting on the launch of FLC Upholstery 200: Fundamentals – she will return to VIS in a few months. You can now work with Carla in an instructor supported cohort as part of our certificate track – for more details, visit FLC Upholstery 200: Fundamentals to learn more.