This two-day class is a combination, lecture, demonstration, and hands-on session that will provide information on the history, tools, techniques and materials of upholstery work.
Instructor: Mike Mascelli
Date: June 4 & 5, 2022
Time: Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM & Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Number of Students: Min 6 / Max 8
Materials Fee: $40.00
Total Fee: $390.00
Instructor Mike Mascelli is a professional upholsterer and brings a lifetime of experience to the classroom. This two-day class is a combination, lecture, demonstration, and hands-on session that will provide information on the history, tools, techniques and materials of upholstery work.
He will set up a complete working shop including a collection of historic and modern tools, and demonstrate traditional hand sewn and modern upholstery methods. PowerPoint presentations include “All About Upholstery”, “Traditional Slip Seat” and “A Tale of 3 Chairs” which contrasts the way upholstery materials and techniques have evolved over the last century.
Students will complete an open frame slip seat by stretching and tacking webbing, cutting and fitting the foundation, lofting the stuffing materials, placing the show cover and installing a basic bottom dust cover. Building on these skills on Day 2, students will complete a small ottoman by installing and tying four coil springs, learning basic cutting and folding techniques and finishing the corners with a proper blind stitch.
The class will include a discussion of all aspects of upholstery and upholstery repair, and there will be plenty of one-on-one time for each student. All necessary materials will be provided, including the wooden ottoman frame and generic show cover materials; students can bring their own show covers (2 yards of 54” material) if they wish. Please note: this is not a class where you bring your own furniture. Students are encouraged to bring their own tools, but this is NOT required, as there will be loaner tools available.