Eco-Upholstery for Makers & Creatives 2018-01-04T20:36:44+00:00
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Upholstery class: Cathy staples her seat

Before taking Carla’s workshop, I felt uncertain of my ability to do a good job on a big cushion seat project. During the class, I was able to create a piece I am proud of! I came away with a professional looking (by me!) booth seat for my vintage camper. I feel empowered, confident and anxious to complete the next seat so I can enjoy entertaining in style in my ‘new’ camper.

Cathy Johnson, Coffee Creek Espresso
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