Build and upholster an ottoman with dimensional lumber and other easily accessible materials from home!
In this class, we will go through step-by-step how to build a sturdy ottoman from lumber you can purchase at most hardware stores. We will "glue and screw" to construct our frame, then we will pad and upholster our ottoman using upholstery materials widely available at most fabric stores. No sewing necessary (but there is some optional sewing if you want).
You can choose the dimensions of your ottoman to best suit your needs. The demo will be for one (L)18" X (W)20" X (H)14"
All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to women, non-binary, and trans folks over the age of 18.
Joy, laughter, and the unexpected are at the heart of Annie Evelyn's work. Employing a range of materials (from handmade paper flowers to Swarovski Crystals) and processes (like tessellating metal pieces to create soft upholstered seating or embedding fresh cut flowers to add aroma,) Evelyn uses furniture’s inherent interactive qualities and relationships to the human body to create new and surprising experiences.
From 2014-2017 Evelyn was a resident artist at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and in 2016 was awarded The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship. She received both her BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Evelyn has taught at RISD, California College of the Arts, Parsons - The New School, Haystack Mountain School, Penland School of Craft, and others. Her work has been featured on the cover of American Craft Magazine and published in Agata Toromanoff’s book, Impossible Design. She has been awarded Windgate Furniture residencies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2011), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018), and San Diego State University (2020). Evelyn had a solo show at the Houston Center for Craft, and in 2018 was a finalist for the Burke Prize for contemporary craft. Her work was included in an exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD). In 2019, Evelyn co-founded Crafting the Future, a collective of artists working together to provide equitable opportunities in the arts.
See more images of her work below, or by visiting their/her website annieevelyn.com or on her instagram @annie_evelyn_furniture