Professional Upholstery Masterclass: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Professional Upholstery Masterclass with Steve Cone & Cynthia Bleskachek

 Take your upholstery to the next level! This one-day intensive is designed for the current or aspiring professional who’s looking to grow – we’ll focus on refinement of techniques, advanced-level upholstery skills, and what you can do to drive your business in the right direction. Bring your questions and get ready for a great day of learning and connecting!

Saturday, July  15th: 9:00-4:00


 1213 W 38th St., Sioux Falls,  South Dakota 57105

Featured topics:

  • How to tie springs: coil springs with a hard edge.
  • Sewing that sucks: attached cushions, jumbo welt, tricky decks, and biscuit tufting.
  • Double welt, hand stitching and nailhead: mastering perfect finishing touches
  • Setting priorities: how to move your business forward (and not lose your mind!)
  • Open Q&A (Wine and cheese reception provided by Liz at Design Works Studio)

Cost: $225,  includes lunch and light breakfast from Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe


51ebov07ddl-_sx258_bo1204203200_About Steve . . .

Steve Cone taught upholstery for many years through Century College in Minnesota, and was responsible for the development of their degree program. He’s written countless articles for The Upholstery Journal and is the author of Singer: Upholstery Basics, Plus. He also has an educational video available through Rowley. Before retiring in 2004, he owned a operated a busy storefront in St. Paul under the name, “Cone Upholstery.”  He’s been a teacher and mentor to hundreds of students, and continues to be an exceptionally respected name in the field of upholstery education.

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About Cynthia . . .

Cynthia 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.  She’s also presented at numerous events for the Professional Upholstery Association of Minnesota. Her online Craftsy class, “Getting Started with Upholstery” has over 5,000 students. She currently works and teaches at her shop in St. Paul.