We recently asked one of our mother daughter duos, Elizabeth and Jane, about their upholstery workshop experience with us…
During COVID, were you and your daughter apart for a long time?
“Throughout the year we had very limited opportunities to meet, other than video calls from March to mid-October when we met up for a picnic in a park for the first time, our next meeting was a picnic on Christmas Eve in a park. Greater Manchester was in more levels of Lockdown throughout all of this time. We then met on the 1st April for a picnic, I think some levels had changed. Unexpectedly, but very exciting she came for coffee on the 24th April at home in the garden to tell us that she was expecting! We then of course attended the workshop on the 28th April – which was originally and hopefully depending on restrictions the first time we were expecting to meet..”
Is there a particular reason why you sought out an upholstery workshop experience?
“Elizabeth loves any kind of craft and had always wanted to learn more about upholstery. I had seen your workshop on Facebook and thought Elizabeth would enjoy the day as well as making it a special and memorable time together given all the above. We wanted to do something together.”
Did you enjoy your time together?
“Absolutely – we always do, she’s great at looking after me! She adored seeing me use Power tools apparently!”
Which part of the upholstery workshop did you enjoy the most?
“Everything- Choosing our material, we liked the detailed process, the new techniques we loved the button making and getting them perfectly in line on our boxes! With your expert guidance and tutoring, you were very patient and kept all things operational throughout the day but with time to complete with ease for all the ladies. Elizabeth adored the venue she thought it was beautiful (I did too). We also thought it very safe given the COVID restrictions at the time – very important. Lots of chatting, not just with each other, great to see how it was going for all the other ladies too.”
Would you do something like this again?
“Yes I think we would – especially for a day out just the two of us at some stage when Theo is a little older.”
What are the things you remember most about the experience?
“A wonderful experience of learning something new together and seeing it all come to fruition, we are very proud of our crates- they are in use daily in our homes.”