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Upholstery Intensive 3M23

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

Take a week off from your Summer routine and spend it in our upholstery workshop!  Spend five full days working on a project of your choice.

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.

The instructor will provide essential materials, including 1” foam padding, cotton batting, burlap, Muslim, Camric, welting cord, Dacron, and spray glue for the $50 materials fee (included in tuition).

Leave yourself time for fabric shopping after Day 1.  Limit 8 students.

I took this class because I wanted to learn to do it and bring in a piece of furniture I've been saving.  I really liked that Seymour taught the skills and explained why we were doing it that way, instead of just saying "do it like this." If we understand the WHY we can tackle all kinds of different pieces of furniture in the future!


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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 to bring to class:

- Bring a project (ottoman, small chair, etc.) to work on

- Bring a fabric you'd like to use; instructor can make recommendations

Other basic materials included, with additional materials available for purchase in class.