2-Day Open Upholstery Workshop Castle Rock, CO March 3-4, 2023.



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This is a 2-day open in-person workshop March 3-4 2023.

     This class is great for students that are wanting to start or expand their upholstery skills. It is limited to 4 students for individual attention. You will be responsible for your own project and all your own supplies. I’ll have supplies at the workshop for purchase if needed. The piece must be approved before the class starts. You can bring your own tools or use the tools I have in my workshop. I have several industrial sewing machine for students to use. It is my hope that these workshops will help you move forward in your upholstery journey.

Day 1: Getting started on your project. Come up with a plan for what you want to accomplish over the 2 day workshop. Take notes so you have a reference when you get home. Become familiar with the workshop, tools and industrial machines. Getting started on your project. 

Day 2: Continue working on your project. Depending on what you are working on you may not complete your piece. We will talk through the plan at the end of class so you can finish your piece at home. 

The two-day workshop is $450 per student. A $200 deposit ($50 of which is non-refundable) holds your spot. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop. The workshop is limited to 4 students for individual attention. We will be in class from 9-5. Students will have a 1-hour lunch break. 

What is included in the workshop:

The use of workroom tools, workhorses, compressors, and worktables. The instruction for the 2 days and educational information.

What the student is responsible for:

Each student will bring their own project (this must be approved before the workshop).  Some ideas for a project would be dining seats, a small occasional chair or an ottoman. If you’ve started a project and you’re stuck, this would be a great way to get you moving in the right direction. It should be torn down before the start of class if this is a new project. If any frame repair is needed this should be done prior to class. If foundation work needs to be done we can talk about what it may need. This may be the skill you want to focus on during the workshop. Once you’ve signed up I will send an email with a few details that you’ll need to know before you attend the workshop. Feel free to email me with questions before you sign up for any workshops. Please read the cancellation policy in FAQ section. 

This is a suggested supply list: 

Notebook and pencil


Thread #69 (if you want it to match your project)

Cotton and Foam for padding



Decorative Nails

Heavy gauge ply-grip (this will be available at the workshop)

Metal tack strips

Cardboard tack strip

Let’s Create, Rhonda Shanahan

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