What’s your upholstory?

Discover the stories behind the work of makers, from hobbyist to professional. Students share trials & triumphs and I share my studio make-overs. Do you like to work with your hands? We look at upholstery from every angle – spotlighting artists, educators, designers and workrooms. My intention is to be an open source resource for the benefit of all: people, furniture, and the immortal craft upholstery.


My 9-year-old curiosity.

A sunny October New England morning – the night’s frost now melting, chiseling at the connection between brilliant red-yellow-orange leaf stems and branches, releasing a drifting rain of maple leaves to the brightening forest floor. I joined this party of color gathering around the base a knarled old maple tree – covering a thick moss-covered boulder that tree-roots had grown around. This was the birthplace of my fascination with layers.

Life is layers.

Layers of leaves become soil to grow moss and more trees. My 9-year-old’s experience gave me an appreciation for layers in nature. When I inherited my grandmother’s intricately painted Singer Sewing machine, I began to layer fabric in quilts. Upholstery followed naturally with its textile layers on a frame.

The human element.

I’m amazed at the personal stories that emerge around the work we do with our hands.


If you’re interested in natural foundation materials for upholstery, check out naturalupholstery.com



This is Your Story

This blog will be about your story, and other peoples’ stories, and yes, upholstery. “Upholstories” – get it? We’re here to share. You’re part of a community that shares stories, wherever you are. It’s in your culture, your upbringing, your individual experiences. A new theme every few weeks. Themes like Color, Feel Good! & Remember …


We’re making contact, creating stuff, and you’ll be able to contact us when this thing gets underway.

Thanks for visiting.

See you soon.