Chair Upholstery: Essential Skills Workshop

Thursday, March 12 - Saturday, March 14, 2020

Instructor: Lindsay Orwig

9:00 am - 5:00 pm with a 1-hour lunch on your own


If you've tried a little upholstery on your own, and want become more confident in your skills with a professional at your side, this 3-day open workshop is for you! Choose a project that includes skills or techniques you're interested in understanding better (recommendations below). Our focus together will be comprehension, confidence, and learning essential skills - not necessarily completion.


Hands-on education with a professional is a great way to supplement and enhance the self-teaching and online learning you may already be exploring, AND it's a great way to connect with other serious hobbyists and aspiring professionals!


Suggested project goals:

- foundation basics: Springs, webbing, burlap, padding etc for a chair. (Will require multiple days)

- Basic upholstery techniques: a very simple chair with simple fabric. (Learn about layout, tensioning, easement cuts, pleats and other critical, versatile skills)


Every chair has something to teach us - when in doubt, please ask! You will also benefit from seeing a variety of projects around you, so don't feel like you have to try everything at once!  Pre-work or tear down may be required.  Staple guns and basic tools and supplies are provided, but check with the instructor to see what you will need to bring for your specific chair upholstery project.  Pre-work or tear down may be required.


If you have any questions at all, you are encouraged to contact or

Chair Upholstery: Essential Skills Workshop with Lindsay Orwig

  • Pre-work or tear down may be required.  Some basic tools and supplies are provided but check with the instructor to see what you will need to bring for your specific chair upholstery project. 



Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm


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