Creating Fabric Slipcovers 1F22
Make a removable custom slipcover. Cut fabric precisely, stitch welting and attach borders and skirting. Add cushions if time permits.
Please choose a small piece of furniture that is easy to transport up and down stairs on your own.
Storage is very limited and can't be guaranteed, so please plan to transport your piece to class/home each session.
*No class on Veteran's Day or the day after Thanksgiving
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Kathleen Gaskin is proprietor of Decorator’s Workroom (Jamaica Plain), an upholstery shop which she founded in 1990. She grew up in Trinidad, where her father was a joiner and carpenter and her mother a seamstress and chair caner. She is proud to follow in their footsteps.
Kathleen has received numerous awards for her contributions to Jamaica Plain and the City of Boston, including the 2009 Local Hero Award from Vinfen, 2010 Award for outstanding contributions to Boston’s neighborhooods from Action for Boston Community Development, and 2005 Community Leadership Award from Spontaneous Celebrations.
Kathleen first taught at the Eliot School in 1991.
Upholstery & Slipcovers
Materials to bring to class:
Bring your preferred slipcover fabric and a piece (chair, ottoman, etc.) you'd like to create a cover for.
(Some fabric is available for your use, if needed).