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Wood Summer Session 7

Wood Summer Session 7
August 22-28, 2021
Brandy Clements and Dave Klingler
Handwoven Chair Caning

This workshop is an introduction to the craft of handwoven chair caning. Beginning students can learn the traditional six-way pattern. Intermediate weavers or ambitious beginners can weave new patterns such as the daisy or star, or they may want to make up their own pattern. We’ll also discuss structural issues, the history of chair caning, contemporary applications, and basically geek out on chairs of all kinds. Warning: if you take this workshop, you may become a chair nerd! All levels.

Note: Students can bring a chair (in good repair with the surface finished) with holes drilled around the seat frame, or instructors can provide chairs with advance notice. Students bringing chairs will be asked to e-mail a chair picture to the instructors ahead of time. 

Brandy: studio artist, educator, curator, historian, co-owner of the Silver River Center for Chair Caning (NC); teaching and lectures: Arrowmont (TN), Campbell Folk School (NC), Furniture Society conference, Seat Weavers Guild gatherings, Folk Art Center (NC), William King Museum of Art (VA), Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (NC), American Craft Council “Let’s Make” demonstrator. 

Dave: seat weaving expert, process analyst, educator, co-owner of the Silver River Center for Chair Caning (NC); teaching and lectures: Arrowmont (TN), Campbell Folk School (NC), Furniture Society conference, Seat Weavers Guild gatherings, Folk Art Center (NC), William King Museum of Art (VA), Island Farm (NC), American Craft Council “Let’s Make” demonstrator. 

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Work by Dave Klingler
Dave Klingler, Traditional Six-Way Cane Pattern on Restored Thonet Chair, wood, rattan, 34 x 18 x 19 inches
Work by Brandy Clements
Brandy Clements, Handwoven Chair Caning in Double Daisy Pattern, rattan, 18 x 16 inches