In this two day class students will learn the history, origin, and preservation of woven seats. They will learn how to prepare the materials to be used and what size cane to use.
Instructor: Pamela Foster
Class Length: Two day
Date: Saturday, June 1: 9am — 5 pm; Sunday, June 2: 9am — 3pm
No. of Students: Minimum 3, Maximum 6
Tools: All students should bring a pair of clippers. See Materials Fee below for chair options. Ms. Foster will provide chairs to practice with.
Description: Students will learn the six-step standard pattern which is the most widely used and the strongest. The chair seat itself will be the “loom” with holes drilled around the frame for the cane to be woven through. When the six steps are finished, binder cane and lacing will be applied to cover the holes and knotted to finish the bottom.
Introduction to Hand-Woven Cane
Class fee: $300
Materials: $100 or $20 or $30
· Bring own chair, materials fee $20. The chair must be square and should have fewer than 70 holes.
· If you prefer to use a caning chair provided by instructor, the materials fee $30 (keep chair).
· If you prefer to use a cane “fishing chair” provided by instructor, the materials fee is $100 (keep chair)