Wood Workshops at Penland


Classes are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.




spring concentration

march 8 - may 1, 2015


Annie Evelyn, Pea Chair, black walnut, foam, fabric,

32 x 32 x 24 inches; stool: 24 x 24 x 16 inches


Annie Evelyn
Build It, Pad It, Upholster It

This workshop will cover the construction of upholstered furniture as each student builds an ottoman and a chair. Beginning with the ottoman, we’ll learn to build a simple frame and then web, spring (using coil springs), pad, and upholster. Each student will then design an upholstered chair, and I will help you dissect your design to build the perfect inner structure. Once that’s complete, you’ll spring, pad, and cover it. Students will learn frame construction, spring tying, material selection, webbing, foam cutting, basic sewing, stapling, tacking, etc. We’ll work with traditional and modern techniques and use the ones that best fit each design. All levels. Code S00W

Furniture maker and upholsterer; teaching: Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons the New School of Design (NYC), Anderson Ranch (CO), Penland; Windgate furniture residency at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Penland resident artist beginning in September of 2014.