Weekend Upholstery Workshop at the Shane Center

upholstery student at work

I’m loving the diversity in my latest upholstery class, which included Jill’s mid-century CHROM-Craft chair and John’s home-made chair built from a single piece of plywood.

upholstery student at work

John trims upholstery fabric to fit the corners of his seat

upholstery student at work

Jill tack-staples dacron to her seat


upholstery student at work

John cuts a dacron layer from the roll to fit around the foam

upholstery student & instructor

Carla discussing how to fit upholstery layers with John


plenty of natural light & a spacious classroom at the Shane Center

Jill & John work on their respective upholstery projects in the classroom at the Shane Center

Chrome chairs 'Before & After'

One down, one to go! Jill’s ‘Before & After’


Upholstery student with his project 'Before'

John built his chair and ottoman out of a single piece of plywood!


Beaming upholstery student

John kicks back in his newly upholstered chair

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About the Author

CarlaHey there! I'm Carla Pyle. I love the stories that our furniture tells. For me a picture of my Granddaddy Milton's green upholstered arm chair brings to mind the vivid rhymes & colors of 'The Cat in the Hat' and his soft low voice in the telling. I love too that there is always an element of nature in furniture - the warm-toned curving grain of a walnut leg or the reflection of life in a mid-century chrome piece. The best part of teaching & sharing natural upholstery is that it ties all of these things together. Stories - of individual experience and of the planet - help us build happy & healthy homes.View all posts by Carla →

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