Creative Workshop Courses
Mary's Chairs has a second workshop based at the beautiful and tranquil
location of The Manor House, Little Wittenham.
Our Creative Workshop in the Education Room offers the perfect setting -
we like our students to feel welcome and at home. Our courses are an escape from the everyday stresses of life- a place where you can be creative, learn new skills, share ideas and be amoung friends.
Summer Workshops 2017
Mary Cowdry qualified as a traditional upholsterer in 2014 and set up Mary's Chairs.
From a young age she was fascinated with fabric, colour, design and loves to create personalised presents for her family and friends.
Her hobby has now become her passion and she is in the process of building her dream workshop where upholstery, sewing, rug making and all aspects of fabric creativity can happen under one roof. "Making new friends and sharing the joy of creating and learning new skills is my greatest pleasure. She loves to challenge herself and discover the endless world of fabric and design.
Christine assists part-time at Mary's Chairs alongside her career as a Landscape Architect. Christine qualified in 2016 from the City of Oxford College attaining a distiction in the AMUSF level 2 &3 (Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers).
She too has had a lifetime of creating and her talents stretch far and wide - patchwork, bag making, lampshades, pottery and beautiful sewing
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