Chair Seat Weaving ・ Brandy Clements・ Chair Caning
Warning: you might become a chair nerd. Immerse yourself in the ancient and global craft of chair seat weaving. From ancient Egypt and China to rural Appalachia, the craft is rooted in geometry, botany, physics, world history, economics, and design. In this workshop, you will complete two projects: a hand-woven cane chair and an Appalachian-made footstool by local chairmaker Randy Ogle. Choose to weave your stool with either Splint Reed or Shaker Tape. Cane chairs are provided or you can bring your own. We will also share ideas on incorporating weaving in your curriculum. Great for beginner or intermediate weavers. Open to all skill levels.
Brandy Clements is a fourth-generation chair caner and an ambassador of the craft of chair seat weaving. She and her husband, Dave Klingler, operate Silver River Center for Chair Caning in Asheville, North Carolina. The school is an official education center of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and is the only chair caning school and museum in North America.