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Rachel Fletcher of Knox Upholstery

Rachel Fletcher is a true professional. Dedicated to her craft and involved with the upholstery online community, worldwide (believe it or not) ...you will be rewarded with top quality craftsmanship and a real artistic flair. I have been in the trade since 1979. Ms Fletcher is ‘top-notch’”
— Dave Youngdahl, Master Upholsterer at Renaissance Upholstery Designs, Tennessee
Hepplewhite chairs upholstered by Rachel Fletcher of Knox Upholstery, Knoxville, Tennessee

Hepplewhite chairs upholstered by Rachel Fletcher of Knox Upholstery, Knoxville, Tennessee

A Duncan Phyfe sofa upholstered by Rachel Fletcher of Knox Upholstery, Knoxville, Tennessee

A Duncan Phyfe sofa upholstered by Rachel Fletcher of Knox Upholstery, Knoxville, Tennessee

A Knoll sofa upholstered by Rachel Fletcher of Knox Upholstery, Knoxville, Tennessee

A Knoll sofa upholstered by Rachel Fletcher of Knox Upholstery, Knoxville, Tennessee

Rachel Fletcher owns Knox Upholstery in Knoxville, Tennessee. With a bachelor's degree in communications from Millikin University,  her career before upholstery included marketing, advertising and promotional events. Rachel learned how to upholster while working as a theatrical Props Assistant at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville..  After falling in love with the trade she began her upholstery business out of her home in 2010.

Rachel was asked to give a class at the Custom Workroom Conference this September in Concord, North Carolina. After submitting a few class proposals she was selected to give two classes. One class will cover the upholstering of a wingback chair, while the other is a social media class focusing on Instagram and photography.

You can find more about Rachel on: Website, Facebook, Instagram & Linkedin.

Antique chair upholstered by Rachel Fletcher of Knox Upholstery, Knoxville, Tennessee

Antique chair upholstered by Rachel Fletcher of Knox Upholstery, Knoxville, Tennessee

 

News of note

Custom Workroom Conference

Custom Workroom Conference

  • January 2019 - Rachel Fletcher, has been selected to teach 2 masterclasses at the Custom Workroom Conference in September 2019. In addition to the classes she will take part in a symposium before the event with other Master’s of the upholstery trade.

  • January 2019 - Knox Upholstery was recently interviewed for a published article in KnoxNews.com, Knox Upholstery: Craftsman's work in a 'throwaway culture’”, by Hanna Lustig. Published: January 31, 2019.

  • .In 2017, Knox Upholstery was voted “Best Of'“ on Houzz before leaving the platform.

  • In 2016, Rachel was commissioned to upholster several Nick At Nite, SNICK, Couches For Nickelodeon

  • 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 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

An Eames chair upholstered by Rachel Fletcher of Knox Upholstery, Knoxville, Tennessee

An Eames chair upholstered by Rachel Fletcher of Knox Upholstery, Knoxville, Tennessee