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Button Up Leather Tufting Upholstery Workshop

Instructor: Rhonda Shanahan

Thursday, July 25 - Friday, July 26, 2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Workroom Tech in Tryon, NC


In this hands-on upholstery workshop you will learn specialty skills that will take your upholstery education to the next level.  You will complete 16” x 16” tufted leather sample boards using a variety of traditional methods and techniques. The finished boards can be used as examples to show your clients, you can hang them on the wall, or you can add feet and turn them into a footstool.


In this 2-day class, you will complete the following sample boards: 

1. Deep button tufting with a Vandyke join.

2. Biscuit tufting

3. Upholstered board with buttons and nails added.


The skills learned in this class can be used for upholstery projects like chairs, sofas, settees. ottomans, footstools, banquets and headboards.


Students will need to bring a leather hide and any specialty supplies like nail heads or buttons.  The instructor will help you to order the correct hide for the class projects.  The base sample boards and general upholstery supplies are provided.


You will be using industrial machinery and professional tools.  You do not need to be a professional but some experience with upholstery is required to take this class.


This class requires a minimum number of 3 students.  Do not book travel until you have been informed if the class has met the minimum number of students.  


Button Up Leather Tufting

  • There is a $75 cancellation fee for any class cancelled 3 weeks prior to the class start date.  There are no refunds for classes cancelled 3 weeks or less before the class start date but the class fee can be used for a future class, space permitting.

  • Great facility with top notch instructors! Susan and Rodger have a created a great place to learn the “ins and outs” of all things workroom related!                                                                                                                                   ~M.C. 

    Always something to learn!!! Wonderful Instructors and you get to learn from your other workroom peers while you are in class!!!
    ~Robin J.

    I loved my experience at Workroom Tech. They have great knowledge, a great facility, and a great location!
    ~Audrey L.

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