Instructor: Mike Mascelli
Mike has an extensive background in all aspects of furniture work and upholstery, embracing 30 years of shop work, all historic methods and materials including hand tied webbed and sprung, cotton and horsehair. His knowledge includes the full range of modern sewing, tufting, pleating, etc., on all fabrics, leather and modern materials.
He has a Masters Degree in Education, belongs to the Professional Refinisher’s Group (director and financial trustee since 2003); Early American Industries Association; and the American Institute for Conservation (AIC).
Mike has written numerous magazine articles, does antique car repair and restoration (numerous national champion cars), has completed work on US Capitol collections and has organized many professional conferences, seminars and special events.