Upholsterer Upholstery; It's Origins, the Trade Today, and it's Fundamentals
Erin Lolcama's talk will give on overview about the upholstery trade, it's history and origins and how she got started and eventually trained as a professional upholsterer. This section will include her observations and stories about her store such as: "What people leave behind in their furniture might surprise you", "Are booger collections okay to leave for your upholsterer to clean up?", and "That's not cat pee on your chair, that's Grand Pa's pee".
Erin will bring in one of her pieces to demonstrate basic upholstery techniques and talk about the evolution from her first shop, Sit on it, which was a conventional upholstery shop, using petroleum based foams, polyester battings, and fabrics of unknown origins to the current shop, Acanthus, which uses natural latex, organic battings, and most of their fabrics are milled in the US and are free of toxic treatments. The work room smells good too!!