Workshops are here!

New workshops posted for 2024! The 2023 workshops went so well I’ve added new workshops for 2024. I’m offering workshops in my studio and teaching at Workroom Tech My classes will be kept to 4 students for individual attention. Some workshop topics are; Lampshades, Tuffets, Poufs, Cushions, and sewing Skills. Some ideas for projects in the open upholstery workshops include Dining Seats, an Ottoman, or an Occasional Chair. Of course, I have the All About Leather and Leather Tufting workshops. If you want to know about new workshop offers, subscribe to my email list.

I started teaching workshops to share my love of upholstery. If you and 3 of your friends want to book a workshop together, I’m happy to accommodate you. We can pick a date that works for your group. Contact me for more information.

I have created an Amazon Storefront with the tools, supplies, and resources you might need for the below workshops. (I’m happy to help you find the right supplies for your workshop project.)

Upcoming Workshops

Castle Rock Studio Workshops

The Whimsical Chair on Location!

I am excited to offer travelling workshops this year. Check out the below to see the locations and sign up.


I will be at Workroom Tech in 2024!

The Whimsical Chair is headed to Workroom Tech in

Tryon, North Carolina, AGAIN!

I will teach a “Button Up Leather Tufting” Workshop.

Rhonda is thrilled to announce her return to Workroom Tech! She had such an incredible time during her last visit that she couldn’t resist returning. Join her for an exciting leather tufting workshop from Thursday, July 25, to Friday, July 26, 2024. The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days, promising a creative and educational experience you won’t miss. Get ready to dive into the leather tufting world and uncover this timeless craft’s secrets with us!

Past Workshops

All About Leather

The first leather workshop was in April 2022, and we are so proud of the participants. Some of the leather skills they learned:
•How to measure & cut a hide for projects.
•How to vent leather.
•How to do topstitching.
•How to make leather buttons.
•How to make leather welt.
•How to make a leather pouf.
•How to make a leather zipper panel.
•How to make a leather cushion.

A big Thank you to for all their support. Having such beautiful hides allowed our class to dive in without fear. Never stop learning!


In February, we had our first workshop, and it was all about Tuffets! It’s incredible how many sewing and upholstery skills you can learn by making a tuffet.

• How to measure and cut foam and fabric for a perfect fit.
• How to make welt and buttons.
• How to sew welt and boxing on a round pattern.
• How to build a foundation with a wood base, foam and dacron.
• How to plan, drill and attach 4 feet.
• How to attach your finished cover to get a perfect fit

All excellent skills you can use for many future upholstery pieces.

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