Upholstery Intensive (Afternoon/Evening) 1M23
Age Group:Teens (17+), Adults
This afternoon/evening week-long Intensive allows students to have the Intensive experience, after work or school. Dig-in to an upholstery project of your choice. Spend five full days learning and practicing this useful craft to create a custom look for a piece of furniture.
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.
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
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.