Matthew Nafranowicz completed a BS in Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1997. Matthew has been upholstering furniture since 1999. He took up the craft as he looked for winter work to complement his ornithological fieldwork in summers. Matthew’s enthusiasm for traditional furniture upholstery developed during an apprenticeship in Paris, France in 2001 – 2002. After returning to Wisconsin, he opened his upholstery workshop, The Straight Thread, in 2002.
Zach McDole competed a BFA in Studio Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. He is a self-taught woodworker and an accomplished furniture upholsterer. Zach came to work at The Straight Thread in 2006.
- Madison, WI
- Upholstered furniture
- Professional Status
- Member until Aug 11, 2019