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Where Have All the Upholstery Workshops Gone?

After a little hiatus I'm excited to be revamping the Studio 705 blog, where I hope to make this a space to share all the new news happening in and outside the Nicole Crowder Upholstery. In addition to launching the new fall collection "The Fruit", one of the other notable changes you may recognize to the website is that there is no longer a tab for Upholstery Workshops. What happened, you ask? The simple reason is my joy and energy for teaching those classes began to wane, and I've decided to take a break from them for a little while. When I initially started teaching classes in 2014 it was a fun way to gather a few excitable folks together in a beautiful space...

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October Event: We're Heading to Crafty Bastards DC!

We are thrilled to be one of over 200 vendors invited to participate in this year's Crafty Bastards Arts Fair--D.C's largest arts fair--on October 27th and 28th.   Making the occasion even more special, we're excited to debut our beautiful new collection of chairs-- The Fruit. The Fruit will featuring a variety of vibrant colors and prints that evoke the sumptuous character of colors in nature. Come out and say hi, and get a close-up look at all the new designs. Shop for them in person all weekend and then online starting Monday, October 29th. Purchase your tickets to attend Crafty Bastards and see the whole roster of vendors here. Cheers, Nicole

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New News: Winter 2018 Upholstery Workshop Dates Announced!

Very excited to announce that another wave of upholstery workshops will begin in the new year. And to kick things off, the first set of classes will take place on Saturday, February 10th and Saturday February 17th from 10am-1pm at the gorgeous and newly-renovated The Lemon Collective on Georgia Avenue in NW D.C.  Registration for both classes will open on Monday, January 1st 2018 at 10am. Class Details found here. *Please be sure to read all disclaimers regarding which chairs will be approved prior to purchasing your ticket. Workshop dates + times:  February 10th, 2018: 10am-1pm February 17th, 2018: 10am-1pm For any questions, please e-mail the studio at crowder.nicole@gmail.com Looking forward to more of you joining a workshop in the new year! --Nicole

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Designing a new collection for 2018: A Thought Process

Sharing is one of my greatest joys. I work solo most of the time, so any chance I get to share the process with others is a treat.  For the past few weeks I've been culling photos and swatches as inspiration for my next collection for the Spring of 2018, and this is hands down my favorite part of the process because once something clicks I love the spark of visualizing it as a chair instantly. The possibilities are endless, the imagination is limitless, and the energy is like a wild current. The mood board here shows a peek at the textures, patterns and colors that have been speaking to me lately.    I'm still in my fascination period with jewel tones, particularly emerald green...

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