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Jessica Pidwell



Hey I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Custom Marine Canvas for everything you taught me and for making me feel so welcome and at home. Also thank you to the lovely people I met in my classes.

I am from the South of England and went to Ohio for a month to study all of the courses. After doing a lot of research it seemed that this was the best course I could find and it definitely was. It was worth the flight over!

Everyone was completely honest and helpful. With a lot of courses you are told what to do and may make something fantastic, however afterwards you realize that you were not taught why you were doing what you were doing. Therefore you try to make something on your own and find you are unable to. This is not the case with these courses! Everything is explained to you and just bombard Russ and Sharon with questions, they don’t mind they will give you an honest answer.

Not only do they help you on the course they are also always more then happy to help afterwards. They are happy for you to email or call with a problem you may face or something you forgot! Which is fantastic.

You learn a lot in a very short amount of time which I loved, I would definitely recommend taking a lot of photo’s and notes in your courses as I am constantly referring back to them.

If you are trying to decide where to study marine canvas and upholstery, I can honestly say don’t bother looking anywhere else and just go here! Russ, Sharon and the team are the best you can find!

I just want to say thank you again and I will email you soon with some pictures of what I have been doing since I got home, take care Jess

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LM Custom Canvas & Upholstery



Ive been to several canvas and upholstery classes around the country. I started back in the Marine Corps sewing parachutes. Northcoast Canvas is by far the most in depth and organized. Their attention to detail surpasses all ive seen. The instructors are professionals always putting the students first. My latest project...thanks Russ and Sharon for leading the way, I couldn't have done it without you.






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I attended the Atlantic City Boat Show yesterday. I was amazed at the canvas and upholstery some of the manufacturers and dealers allowed to be exhibited on their boats. Thanks to Russ for always stressing the importance of perfection and quality workmanship during all his workshops !



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