Mary’s Chairs Workshop

Recently relocated to the beautiful village of Isleornsay on the Isle of Skye, our workshop offers upholstery, sewing and craft workshops.

Our regular upholstery classes are underway and spaces are currently available.

Our sewing and craft courses will start again in 2024 - watch this space for upcoming dates.



Workshop news

Our first students are underway!

After a few months settling into our new home we are now able to get upholstery classes started.

Both students are reupholstering a set of dining chairs. It’s great to have some chatter in the workshop again 🧡

Recycle and Reuse

The benefits of reupholstery

At Mary’s Chairs we are keen to recycle and reuse as many chairs and footstools as possible. We have for the past 8 years offered a chair rehoming service. If you have a chair that is suitable for reupholstery and you no longer have a use for it we will “foster” your chair until a new home can be found. This is dependant on our available storage space and whether the chair will lend itself to reupholstery. Please email us with a photo of your chair if you would like to us to consider adoption.

  • By reupholstering we can prolong the life of chairs and stools that may hold historical significance or sentimental value.
  • Many older pieces were built by craftsman using methods far superior to those employed by many furniture producers today. Chairs were designed to be reupholstered time and time again.
  • Being able to choose the fabric and trim for your chair allows you to create something unique and perfectly suited to your home.
  • Furniture disposal is a growing problem. The ever increasing demands on landfill continue as cheap mass produced furniture continues to be discarded.

So what’s upholstery all about?

If you would like to see how we restored this french “Crapaud” chair click below

How to find us…

Mary’s Chairs Workshop

Park Cottage

Duisdale Beag


Isle of Skye

IV43 8QU


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