NOTE: Our SUMMER PROGRAM for CHILDREN is canceled, along with all SPRING In-House classes.

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Upholstery Intensive 3M19

Kathleen Gaskin-Holland student

Take a week off from your summer routine and spend it in our upholstery workshop—just like our regular Upholstery  class but offered in an intensive five days. This class follows an open workshop format, incorporating students of all levels. Work at your own pace, on your own piece of furniture, with the teacher as your guide. Leave your work out in the shop and start each morning without having to set up. If you want to complete something in one week, a small chair or ottoman is your best choice. Leave yourself time for fabric shopping after Day 1. Take one or more weeks if you have a large or complex piece.

Seymour Beckford

Seymour Beckford

Seymour Beckford started his apprenticeship at age 15 in Jamaica, doing both automobile and household upholstery. He continued as a professional upholsterer in a manufacturing plant there before founding his own company, MasterCraft Upholstery. Relocating to Boston, he worked at Majestic Upholstery in Kenmore Square and taught woodworking to children with physical and mental disabilities at Little People’s School (Newton). For over 22 years, he has maintained Seymour's Upholstering, a small storefront business in Mattapan.

Materials & Tools:

Be prepared to purchase after the first day of class:


4" seat foam

Tools will be provided.

The following materials are included in the cost of tuition:
• jute webbing
• burlap
• muslin
• cotton batting
• cambric
• ruby twine 
• 1-inch. foam only for padding
• spring nails
• welting cord