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Join us in Thomasville, NC for a fun-filled 3-day Chair Upholstery Workshop August 19-21, 2022.

Attend all 3 days for only $600

This hands on chair upholstery workshop is packed full of learning opportunities. Learn how to reupholster a chair while working on your own project. These workshops are specifically designed to help beginners and more advanced upholsterers learn how to reupholster a chair.

Whether a DIYer, a beginner or a more advanced upholsterer, you will be taking away a lot of new knowledge and confidence. We limit the class size to only 6 students, which means you will have one-on-one instruction. By the end of the workshop you will have a finished piece to be proud of.

Expect to learn new techniques, acquire new skills, and have fun!

UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOP FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS

 

INSTRUCTION FROM AN INDUSTRY EXPERT

With 20+ years of experience, Kimberley Chagnon has become a trusted name in both upholstery and instruction.

In 1996, she started her own business, Kim’s Upholstery. As of 2018, as a result of the growing requests for upholstery education, Kim’s Upholstery now focuses exclusively on educating DIYers and professional furniture upholsterers.

When she’s not busy in her workroom, Kim is busy teaching upholstery online and by way of in-person workshops. For the past eight years, she’s led classes for the Window Coverings Association of America as well as popular trade shows and conferences.

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WORKSHOP DETAILS

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

  • Limited to 6 students
  • Workshop duration is 3 days
  • By the end of 3 days your project will be mostly completed
  • Price to attend is $600 (50% non-refundable payment due upon registration to hold your spot) plus travel expenses divide by the number of attendees
  • Your specific chair must be pre-approved by the instructor
  • Tear down of chair needs to be done prior to the start of the workshop
  • Students will come prepared with their own fabric for their project
  • Sessions will run from 8:00 am to 4 or 5:00 pm – with a 1-hour lunch break
  • You will need to come prepared with all necessary tools and supplies for your project
  • Please choose a project that is for you and not a client
  • Cushions are not part of this upholstery workshop

Prior to this small chair upholstery workshop, students must submit for approval a picture of the project they would like to work on. Choosing the right chair to reupholster will help you complete the project within the allotted time frame.  Please send pictures to me, Kim Chagnon, by email at kimberley@kimsupholstery.com.

As you tear down your chair, take notes of supplies you will need to bring to the workshop.  I encourage you to refer to the supplies list as well.  If you have any questions on supplies needed please email Kim.

Fabric yardage can be determined by watching the “Measuring for Fabric Yardage” video which is available for free.

By attending this workshop you agree to allow Kim’s upholstery to take photos or video of you for marketing and promotional purposes.

WORKSHOP PRICING

  • 6 students per workshop
  • Cost is $600 (50% non refundable payment due upon registration to hold your spot) plus Kim’s travel expenses divided by the number of attendees.
  • Final Payment is due 4 weeks prior to workshop.

CONTACT INFORMATION

HOSTESS
Renee Osborne
C.ReneeOsborne@hotmail.com
526 Paul Pope Rd
Thomasville NC 27360

INSTRUCTOR

Kimberley Chagnon
Email: kimberley@kimsupholstery.com

LODGING SUGGESTIONS

Hampton Inn High Point – 10066 N Main St. Archdale, NC
Hampton Inn High Point 8 miles/ 17 minutes

Courtyard by Marriott High Point – 1000 Mall Loop Rd High Point NC
Courtyard by Marriott High Point 7 miles/15 minutes

Holiday Inn Express & Suites High Point SOUTH – 10050 N Main St Archdale, NC

Holiday Inn Express & Suites High Point SOUTH 8 miles/17 minutes

SCHEDULE

DAY ONE

Arrival – Students arrive between 8:00 am and 8:30 am.

Introductions – Once everyone’s projects are unloaded and set up, we take a few minutes to visit and get to know one another.

Getting Started – Then it’s time to start upholstering.

What to Expect on Day One – By the end of day one, spring systems are in place and the deck or seat of your chair is completed. Depending on the style of your chair the inside arms may also be underway.

Lunch Time – At 12:30 pm we take a 1-hour break

Quitting Time – Expect to end the day between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm

DAY TWO

Start at 8:30am

What to Expect on Day Two – Today is the day we get the insides of our projects completed and some students may even start on the outside arms.

This is the “dig in and get-it-done day” in order to reach the finish line on the final day.

During day two the bonds between the students have formed and there is usually lots of lively discussion and laughter.

By the end of day two everyone is usually tired, but more importantly, feeling very proud of all they have accomplished.

Lunch Time – At 12:30 pm we take a 1-hour break

Quitting Time – Expect to end the day between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm

DAY THREE

Start at 8:30am

What to Expect on Day Three – It’s the last day and often times we will be finished mid-afternoon…but that is not always the case.

On day 3 we finish up the outsides and attend to those little details that some pieces have, such as attaching double welt, adding decorative tacks, or hand stitching.

We may also address the unexpected details that a student might have decided to add to their piece.

Today you leave with a piece you can be proud of!

Lunch Time – At 12:30 pm we take a 1-hour break

Quitting Time – Expect to end the day no later than 4:00 pm

TOOLS & SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS WORKSHOP

  • Wire cutter
  • Wooden Mallet
  • Scissors
  • Staple puller(Osborne 120 ½ )
  • Tape Measure (soft cloth)
  • Regulator
  • Goose-neck Webbing Stretcher
  • Pneumatic Stapler
  • Portable Air-compressor
  • Magnetic Tack Hammers
  • 6″ Curved needle
  • Workhorses (video and PDF available here)
  • Tin Snips
  • Stool to sit while you work
  • List may vary depending on your chosen piece
  • Bonded Upholstery Dacron 54″ Wide by 1 oz.
  • 1 roll upholstery cotton (natural or synthetic is fine)
  • Foam(depending on piece)
  • Jute Webbing –Red stripe
  • Ruby Jute spring tying twine
  • Upholstery spring tacks
  • Edge roll ( 1 ¼” for deck) Other sizes depending on piece
  • Button Twine
  • Deck Fabric
  • Burlap
  • 5/32 welt cord
  • Muslin or scrap fabrics
  • Upholstery Thread to match fabric
  • Fabric – NO Large repeats that require pattern match, Please don’t plan on using extremely expensive fabric for your first project.
  • Staples – 9/16” and 3/8”
  • Curve Ease (Medium) / Plygrip
  • Cardboard tack strip
  • Metal Tack Strip

What people are saying about our workshops…

“What a fun weekend. Five very different chairs, all complete and looking incredible. I enjoyed Ashfield so much. I stayed at a wonderful Air BnB owned by two artist and their dog Charlie. Each day we worked non stop, in this spacious and well lit barn, provided by our host Amy, along with incredible comfort food. Kim guided us with every detail, introduced us to new tools and tricks to give us confidence and pride in the results. Big thank you to Bill and Kim for setting this up. We are fortunate to know you.”

Heather Taylor, Owner, Custom Textiles
“The three day upholstery workshop I took with Kim from Kim’s Upholstery was fabulous! I found Kim to be energetic and knowledgeable. The class was composed of five women with five different chairs. This did not phase Kim in the least. She was able to transition from assisting one attendee to another with ease and made it seem effortless. I am very happy with my finished chair and feel confident in attempting to upholster another chair after taking this class. I know she is an email or phone call away if I have any questions. I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in upholstering, beginner or intermediate.”
Julie Wood, Owner, The Leading Edge Drapery
“I attended a three day workshop in Northborough, MA last year with 4 other ladies and we had a blast learning and enjoying each other’s company whilst working hard. We had Kim with us all the way, and each of us having a different chair, we learned different skills watching them do their chairs. Kim helped us from the bare wood upwards until the finished product and it was a pleasure. She explained every technique we did and the correct order of upholstering our piece of furniture. Now, if we have any questions we know that she is only an email or phone call away from asking her questions. I am a hands on learner so this was very helpful having Kim by my side all the way.”
Linda, Student, Upton, MA

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Join us in Flowery Branch, GA, for a fun-filled 2-Day Design an Upholstered Bench Workshop, September 17-18, 2022

Attend all 2 days for only $800 (Includes Bench Frame)

In this 2-day workshop, all students will have the same project which can be custom designed to show their personalities. The frame for the bench will be shipped to you prior to the workshop (once all payments have been made). You will need to assemble the frame and finish the show wood prior to our 2-day upholstery workshop (there will be a video tutorial to guide you). I will share inspirational pictures to help you choose what details you would like to add to your piece. It will be a ton of fun seeing everyone’s different designs by the end of class. This class is non-refundable.

Bench Dimensions: 50 ½” W X 19” D X 28 ½” H – Deck is 16 ½” H

Expect to learn new techniques, acquire new skills, and have fun!

UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOP FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS

 

INSTRUCTION FROM AN INDUSTRY EXPERT

With 20+ years of experience, Kim Chagnon has become a trusted name in both upholstery and instruction.

In 1996, she started her own business, Kim’s Upholstery. As of 2018, as a result of the growing requests for upholstery education, Kim’s Upholstery now focuses exclusively on educating DIYers and professional furniture upholsterers.

When she’s not busy in her workroom, Kim is busy teaching upholstery online and by way of in-person workshops. For the past eight years, she’s led classes for the Window Coverings Association of America as well as popular trade shows and conferences.

Register

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Limited to 6 students

  • Upholstery Workshop duration is 2 days (by the end of day two your project will be completed, but this depends on you)
  • Cost is $800 (50% non-refundable payment due upon registration to hold your spot) – Plus Kim’s travel expenses divided by all students
  • Assembly and wood finishing MUST be done prior to the start of the workshop
  • Students will come prepared with their own fabric for the project
  • Sessions will run 8:00 am to 4/5:00 pm – with a 1-hour break for lunch
  • You will need to come with all necessary supplies for your project (see below)

By attending this workshop you agree to allow Kim’s upholstery to take photos or videos of you for marketing and promotional purposes.

WORKSHOP PRICING

  • 6 students per workshop
  • Cost is $800 (50% nonrefundable payment due upon registration to hold your spot) plus Kim’s travel expenses divided by the number of attendees.
  • The final payment is due 4 months prior to the workshop to ensure you receive your bench frame in plenty of time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Hostess:
Donna Cash
donna@designsbydonnaatlanta.com
5837 McEver Road
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Email: hershdb@gmail.com

INSTRUCTOR

Kimberley Chagnon
Email: kimberley@kimsupholstery.com

LODGING SUGGESTIONS

Hampton Inn. Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

SCHEDULE

DAY ONE

Arrival – Students arrive between 8:00 am and 8:30 am.

Introductions – Once everyone’s projects are unloaded and set up, we take a few minutes to visit and get to know one another.

Getting Started – Then it’s time to start upholstering.

What to Expect on Day One – By the end of day one, our design plans for your bench will be set and the support systems will be completed.

Lunch Time – At 12:30 pm we take a 1-hour break

Quitting Time – Expect to end the day between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm

DAY TWO

Start at 8:30am

What to Expect on Day Two – Today is the day we get the fabrics on and implement those great design details.

This is the “dig in and get-it-done day” in order to send you home with a completed bench.

During day two the bonds between the students have formed and there is usually lots of lively discussion and laughter.

By the end of day two everyone is usually tired, but more importantly, feeling very proud and ready to show off your completed piece.

Lunch Time – At 12:30 pm we take a 1-hour break

Quitting Time – Expect to end the day between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm

TOOLS & SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Things you can add to your piece:

  • Buttons
  • Decorative Tacks
  • Cording
  • Sewn End Panels
  • Separate End Panels
  • Pleats as shown in the frame image
  • The skies are the limit let’s go wild!

Supplies:

  • 2” High-Density medium-firm foam (2.6 or higher density, 35-pound compression)
  • Half Roll upholstery cotton
  • 30 Yards Jute Webbing with red stripe
  • 3 Yards Burlap
  • 3 yards 30” wide 1 oz. bonded Dacron
  • 5/32” Welt Cord
  • Buttons If desired
  • 2 yards cambric dust cover
  • 1.5 yards Muslin Fabric
  • Button twine if you plan on using buttons
  • Decorative tacks if you would like to add them to your bench

Tools:

  • Wirecutter
  • Wooden Mallet
  • Scissors
  • Staple puller(Osborne 120 ½ )
  • Tape Measure (soft cloth)
  • Regulator
  • Goose-neck Webbing Stretcher
  • Pneumatic Stapler
  • Portable Air-compressor
  • Magnetic Tack Hammers
  • Curved needles for any hand sewing
  • Workhorses (video and PDF available here)
  • Tin Snips
  • Stool to sit while you work
  • 12″ Button needle if you want buttons on your piece

What people are saying about our workshops…

“What a fun weekend. Five very different chairs, all complete and looking incredible. I enjoyed Ashfield so much. I stayed at a wonderful Air BnB owned by two artist and their dog Charlie. Each day we worked non stop, in this spacious and well lit barn, provided by our host Amy, along with incredible comfort food. Kim guided us with every detail, introduced us to new tools and tricks to give us confidence and pride in the results. Big thank you to Bill and Kim for setting this up. We are fortunate to know you.”

Heather Taylor, Owner, Custom Textiles
“The three day upholstery workshop I took with Kim from Kim’s Upholstery was fabulous! I found Kim to be energetic and knowledgeable. The class was composed of five women with five different chairs. This did not phase Kim in the least. She was able to transition from assisting one attendee to another with ease and made it seem effortless. I am very happy with my finished chair and feel confident in attempting to upholster another chair after taking this class. I know she is an email or phone call away if I have any questions. I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in upholstering, beginner or intermediate.”
Julie Wood, Owner, The Leading Edge Drapery
“I attended a three day workshop in Northborough, MA last year with 4 other ladies and we had a blast learning and enjoying each other’s company whilst working hard. We had Kim with us all the way, and each of us having a different chair, we learned different skills watching them do their chairs. Kim helped us from the bare wood upwards until the finished product and it was a pleasure. She explained every technique we did and the correct order of upholstering our piece of furniture. Now, if we have any questions we know that she is only an email or phone call away from asking her questions. I am a hands on learner so this was very helpful having Kim by my side all the way.”
Linda, Student, Upton, MA

LET’S LEARN TOGETHER. CLAIM YOUR SPOT NOW!

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Upholstery training experts, guidance for all skill levels, and learning that fits your schedule. Join our community and learn how to reupholster furniture today.

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Join us in Willow Street, PA, for a fun-filled 3-Day Advanced Upholstery Workshop, October 21-23, 2022

Attend all 3 days for only $860

Are you ready to dig in a little deeper? Has your addiction to upholstery gotten you wanting more? If you answered yes to these questions I have just the class for you. This advanced class is for those who have several upholstery projects under your belt. In this class of 4 students, you will get the opportunity to dive into a more detailed piece and hone those skills you are struggling with or delve into the ones you’ve been hesitant to tackle on your own.

This class will be intense and fast-paced but together we will get the job done.

Expect to learn new techniques, acquire new skills, and have fun!

UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOP FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS

 

INSTRUCTION FROM AN INDUSTRY EXPERT

With 20+ years of experience, Kim Chagnon has become a trusted name in both upholstery and instruction.

In 1996, she started her own business, Kim’s Upholstery. As of 2018, as a result of the growing requests for upholstery education, Kim’s Upholstery now focuses exclusively on educating DIYers and professional furniture upholsterers.

When she’s not busy in her workroom, Kim is busy teaching upholstery online and by way of in-person workshops. For the past eight years, she’s led classes for the Window Coverings Association of America as well as popular trade shows and conferences.

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WORKSHOP DETAILS

Limited to 4 students

  • Upholstery Workshop duration is 3 days (by the end of 3 days your project will be mostly completed, but this depends on you)
  • Cost is $860 (50% non-refundable payment due upon registration to hold your spot) – Plus Kim’s travel expenses
  • Your specific chair MUST be pre-approved by Kim (see below)
  • Teardown of your chair MUST be done prior to the start of the workshop
  • Support systems and Springs should be completed prior to this advanced class
  • Students will come prepared with their own fabric for the project – Pattern Matching is allowed for an Advanced Class
  • Sessions will run 8:00 am to 4/5:00 pm – with a 1-hour break for lunch
  • You will need to come with all necessary supplies for your project (see below)
  • Cushions are not part of this upholstery workshop

Prior to this hands-on small chair upholstery workshop, students are required to submit a picture of the desired project they would like to work on for approval by email to Kimberley@kimsupholstery.com.

Fabric yardage can be determined by watching the “Measuring for Fabric Yardage” video.  Approval of your project piece will be based on skills you have and what skills you are wanting to gain from this advanced upholstery workshop.  By attending this workshop you agree to allow Kim’s upholstery to take photos or video of you for marketing and promotional purposes.

Final Payment is due four weeks prior to the workshop.

By attending this workshop you agree to allow Kim’s upholstery to take photos or video of you for marketing and promotional purposes.

WORKSHOP PRICING

  • 4 students per workshop
  • Cost is $860 (50% non refundable payment due upon registration to hold your spot) plus Kim’s travel expenses divided by the number of attendees.
  • Final Payment is due 4 weeks prior to workshop.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Hostess: Diana Hershey
DBH Designs
8 Greenbrier LN
Willow Street PA

Email: hershdb@gmail.com

INSTRUCTOR

Kimberley Chagnon
Email: kimberley@kimsupholstery.com

LODGING SUGGESTIONS

Double Tree by Hilton

SCHEDULE

DAY ONE

Arrival – Students arrive between 8:00 am and 8:30 am.

Introductions – Once everyone’s projects are unloaded and set up, we take a few minutes to visit and get to know one another.

Getting Started – Then it’s time to start upholstering.

What to Expect on Day One – By the end of day one, spring systems are in place and the deck or seat of your chair is completed. Depending on the style of your chair the inside arms may also be underway.

Lunch Time – At 12:30 pm we take a 1-hour break

Quitting Time – Expect to end the day between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm

DAY TWO

Start at 8:30am

What to Expect on Day Two – Today is the day we get the insides of our projects completed and some students may even start on the outside arms.

This is the “dig in and get-it-done day” in order to reach the finish line on the final day.

During day two the bonds between the students have formed and there is usually lots of lively discussion and laughter.

By the end of day two everyone is usually tired, but more importantly, feeling very proud of all they have accomplished.

Lunch Time – At 12:30 pm we take a 1-hour break

Quitting Time – Expect to end the day between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm

DAY THREE

Start at 8:30am

What to Expect on Day Three – It’s the last day and often times we will be finished mid-afternoon…but that is not always the case.

On day 3 we finish up the outsides and attend to those little details that some pieces have, such as attaching double welt, adding decorative tacks, or hand stitching.

We may also address the unexpected details that a student might have decided to add to their piece.

Today you leave with a piece you can be proud of!

Lunch Time – At 12:30 pm we take a 1-hour break

Quitting Time – Expect to end the day no later than 4:00 pm

TOOLS & SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS WORKSHOP

  • Wire cutter
  • Wooden Mallet
  • Scissors
  • Staple puller(Osborne 120 ½ )
  • Tape Measure (soft cloth)
  • Regulator
  • Goose-neck Webbing Stretcher
  • Pneumatic Stapler
  • Portable Air-compressor
  • Magnetic Tack Hammers
  • 6″ Curved needle
  • Workhorses (directions available Here )
  • Tin Snips
  • Chalk
  • Pencils
  • May vary depending on your project piece
  • Bonded Upholstery Dacron 54″ Wide by 1 oz.
  • 1 roll upholstery cotton (natural or synthetic is fine)
  • Foam(depending on piece)
  • Jute Webbing –Red stripe
  • Ruby Jute spring tying twine
  • Edge roll ( 1 ¼” for deck) Other sizes depending on piece
  • Button Twine
  • Deck Fabric
  • Burlap
  • 5/32 welt cord (Make your cording prior to class)
  • Muslin or scrap fabrics
  • Upholstery Thread to match fabric
  • Fabric –Pattern matching is allowed in this Advanced Class
  • Curve Ease (Medium)
  • Metal Tack Strip

What people are saying about our workshops…

“What a fun weekend. Five very different chairs, all complete and looking incredible. I enjoyed Ashfield so much. I stayed at a wonderful Air BnB owned by two artist and their dog Charlie. Each day we worked non stop, in this spacious and well lit barn, provided by our host Amy, along with incredible comfort food. Kim guided us with every detail, introduced us to new tools and tricks to give us confidence and pride in the results. Big thank you to Bill and Kim for setting this up. We are fortunate to know you.”

Heather Taylor, Owner, Custom Textiles
“The three day upholstery workshop I took with Kim from Kim’s Upholstery was fabulous! I found Kim to be energetic and knowledgeable. The class was composed of five women with five different chairs. This did not phase Kim in the least. She was able to transition from assisting one attendee to another with ease and made it seem effortless. I am very happy with my finished chair and feel confident in attempting to upholster another chair after taking this class. I know she is an email or phone call away if I have any questions. I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in upholstering, beginner or intermediate.”
Julie Wood, Owner, The Leading Edge Drapery
“I attended a three day workshop in Northborough, MA last year with 4 other ladies and we had a blast learning and enjoying each other’s company whilst working hard. We had Kim with us all the way, and each of us having a different chair, we learned different skills watching them do their chairs. Kim helped us from the bare wood upwards until the finished product and it was a pleasure. She explained every technique we did and the correct order of upholstering our piece of furniture. Now, if we have any questions we know that she is only an email or phone call away from asking her questions. I am a hands on learner so this was very helpful having Kim by my side all the way.”
Linda, Student, Upton, MA

LET’S LEARN TOGETHER. CLAIM YOUR SPOT NOW!

SOLD OUT

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Be Part Of Our Community

Upholstery training experts, guidance for all skill levels, and learning that fits your schedule. Join our community and learn how to reupholster furniture today.

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