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Upholstery Workshops & Education

We are no longer offering upholstery classes at our workshop (as of Sept 1, 2023). We hope that the following education resources will help you find what you’re looking for.

National Upholstery Association’s Educator lists:

  • Member Educators support not just their students, but have also made a commitment to support the industry and the NUA (and are thus highly recommended).
  • There are non-member educators who are well versed with plenty of experience – that list can be found here.

Our educational videos can be found here and on the Natural Upholstery YouTube channel.

The Workroom Channel offers excellent online courses with Cynthia Bleskachek

Where to Buy Natural Upholstery Materials

See a list of vendors of healthy natural materials, including natural latex foam, wool batting, cotton batting, and various other natural fibers and fabrics – many with GOTS, GOLS or OekoTex certifications.

Upholstery Services

For those in southwest Montana looking for a local upholsterer, check out these recommended upholsterers in the area.

If you’re not in this area, check out the National Upholstery Association’s list here (includes upholsterers from many areas in the USA)

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Hemp (or Linen) for Upholstery

How hemp fiber is produced.  Hemp fiber (the precursor to fabric) is produced by essentially the same process as linen, which is produced from flax, another bast fiber. After cultivation & harvesting, the steps in [...]