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Upholstery Workshop: Bulk, Bulges, and Raw Edges

  • June 06, 2022
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  • June 10, 2022
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  • Anderson Ranch in Colorado

Upholstery Workshop: Bulk, Bulges, and Raw Edges

Woodworking Workshop | June 6 – 17, 2022 | 9AM-5PM


Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Anderson Ranch welcomes artists of all levels from across the country and around the world to explore new ideas, hone their skills and engage in meaningful dialog.

Located 15 minutes from downtown Aspen in Snowmass Village, CO | 970/923-3181 | info@andersonranch.org

Furniture Society Members receive 20% off tuition for 2022 Furniture Design & Woodworking Workshops

CONCEPT The art of upholstery is visual, tactile and logistical. This workshop presents the tools, techniques and materials used to create and restore upholstered furniture. Students strip a piece to the frame, which reveals how it was constructed.

Participants then reverse the process, building the layers back up to recreate the original or modify with new flourishes. Students bring a piece of furniture  approved by the instructor. The unique challenges of each piece are used to teach the whole class the many variations of the craft.

SKILL LEVELS Beginner to intermediate

MEDIA Students strip, repair, build up and upholster a chair they bring or find in a thrift store nearby–with the instructor’s approval.

FACULTY Tina Ortman has been upholstering furniture for over 26 years. The craft combines her love of furniture design, sewing, restoration and learning. The techniques she finds that solve an element in one piece create the learning opportunity she applies to her next job, making upholstery an ever-expanding skill.

She recently expanded her practice to the challenges of applying upholstery to metal frames. sturdystitchingupholstery.com

THE STUDIO Anderson Ranch’s Furniture Design & Woodworking Studio blends contemporary and traditional techniques, offering an inspiring range of courses for all levels in topics such as cabinetry, wood bending, kinetics and carving.

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