Haliburton School of The Arts
Evelyn Bouma is considered an icon in the world of upholstery and innovative interior design. She attained her Furniture Refinishing & Upholstery Degree from the Rotterdam University in Holland and has studied fashion in France, England and North America. As an instructor with the Toronto Board of Education for over 4 decades, Evelyn taught upholstery techniques, sewing at all levels, and developed her own unique signature class in lampshade-making. She is a regular contributor to the Creative Festival and has been a guest on radio and television. www.evelynbouma.comKrystyna Czerska armed with her engineering degree from the Warsaw Technical University, immigrated to Canada and became immersed in the world of creativity. As a demonstrator at the Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival she met Evelyn Bouma and an imaginative partnership was born. Krystyna is founder and owner of Nostalgia, a company that specialized in custom made Victorian style lampshades.