Rachel Fletcher has been hand-picked and asked to attend and speak about the upholstery trade at a national conference this Fall. She will be on stage with other Masters of the craft to field questions and will teach a seminar during the conference.
In the continued pursuit for on-going education, Rachel will attend an intensive training course under the renowned Master, Bruno Paulin Lopez, this Fall to learn the famous Herter Brothers’ techniques for sprung chairs. If you know Rachel, you’ll understand how excited she is to take this course at the amazing DeAngelis, Ltd. Ateliers of Custom Upholstery and Fine Drapery, in Glen Head, NY.
Knox Upholstery/Rachel Fletcher is an active participant, and moderator, of the Professional Upholsterer’s Network which boasts nearly 2,000 global professional upholsterers online - a place where the pro can go for camaraderie, support and get answers from a very knowledgeable collective from across the globe.
Rachel is currently involved with a select group of collaborators, nationwide, about the future of the upholstery trade. Keep tuned to this space about future developments.
Rachel Fletcher is a professional furniture upholsterer located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Starting out as the sole upholsterer for the Clarence Brown at the University of Tennessee she has upholstered a variety of historical and contemporary furnishings. Since striking out on her own Rachel has grown her business and now serves the entire Knoxville community and surrounding areas. Although Rachel's background includes marketing and advertising she has always been a hands-on creative soul. Her true passion is ripping into furniture to breathe new life into it.
In 2010, 2011 and 2012 Rachel Fletcher Was Chosen To Take Her Passion For Photography 400 Miles North Of The Arctic Circle and off the coasts of Iceland and Greenland with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. As A Result Of Those Trips, In Collaboration with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Rachel Fletcher's Photography Is Featured In A Book Documenting One Of The Research Cruise's Called To the Denmark Strait: Oceanographers Search for a Mysterious Current.
In 2012, Rachel was sought out by a Design Producer at Extreme Makeover Home Edition to produce numerous upholstered items for the show while shooting in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In 2013, Rachel was surprised to find her photo on the front page of the New Sentinel while paying for some gas at the local Pilot, with a subsequent article detailing her work and her photography. You can find the link here.
In 2016, Rachel was commissioned to upholster several Nick At Nite, SNICK, Couches For Nickelodeon.
In 2017, Knox Upholstery was voted “Best Of'“ on Houzz!
ar·ti·san - /ˈärdəzən/
noun - a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.