One of my favorite classes in junior high was home economics. While other kids were goofing around in class, I was learning how to sew.
In 1991, I inherited the family couch. The couch was fine, but the fabric had to go. My seamstress skills and love of fabric were quickly put to use, beginning my hobby and ultimately career, as an upholsterer.
Ten years later, I studied at the Traditional Upholstery Workshop in Ceredigion, Wales. While British, Welsh and Irish students were working on their Queen Anne and Edwardian era chairs, I was working on my Nixon and Kennedy era chairs. You’ll find them on the Dumpster Dives page.
I hung out my shingle in 2004 and continue to work out of our Oak Park basement.
If you’re interested in getting a quote, send a foto of your project to Kate@upholsterthis.com or call 312-479-1165.