Upholstery Workshop Castle Rock CO September 2018

Join Rhonda of The Whimsical Chair and me for fun-filled three-day hands-on upholstery workshop


2919 Shadow Dance Dr.

Castle Rock CO 80109

We look forward to meeting you September!!


3 Day Hands-On Small Chair Upholstery Workshop Details 

Limited to 6 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 $600 (50% non-refundable payment due upon registration to hold your spot) plus meals and my driving expenses divide by the number of attendees.)
  • Your specific chair will need to be pre-approved by Kim (see below)
  • Tear down of the chair needs to be done prior to the start of the workshop
  • Students will come prepared with their own fabric for the project
  • Sessions will run from 8:00 am to 4/5:00 pm – with a 1-hour break for lunch
  • You will need to come with all the necessary tools and supplies for your project (see below)
  • You should upholster a project that is not for a client, but for yourself since this is your learning piece
  • 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.  I will advise on supplies for your chosen project piece once it has been approved for the workshop.  Fabric yardage can be determined by watching the “Measuring for Fabric Yardage” video..  I want students to choose a piece appropriate for this small chair upholstery workshop so they can have a chance to complete the project during the 3-day session.  This will also make it fair to other students as well.  By attending this workshop you agree to allow Kim’s upholstery to take photos or videos of you for marketing and promotional purposes.

Final Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the workshop.

Tools and supplies you will need for this Hands-On Upholstery 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
  • Tin Snips

BASIC UPHOLSTERY SUPPLIES – (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
  • 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)
  • Metal Tack Strip

Previous Hands-On Upholstery Workshop Fun!

Contact Information:

Rhonda Shanahan  – Email: TheWhimsicalChair@gmail.com
or phone 316-640-1230

Kim – email: kimberley@kimsupholstery.com