Imagine the furniture upholsterer, an old man toiling away in a dungeon of a shop, working long hours, squinting under the din of an archaic sewing machine. Then consider Helen Miller of Miller Upholstering, who since 2001 has been challenging that stereotype. Miller's enthusiasm for the art of upholstery, as well as for furniture history and textile design, is one she shares openly with customers and amateur upholsterers through her informative blog, a Facebook page, and in her East Lake Street store, which provides a one-stop shop for the do-it-yourselfer to not only buy supplies and fabrics but to pick up some books (or pick her brain) for instruction on the craft. In addition to taking custom orders for upholstery and soft home furnishings, Miller sells vintage restored furniture, cushions, and fabric in her shop and on Etsy.

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3614 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis MN 55406


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