Traditional chair caning - a two-day workshop
For everyone who has a little chair desperately in need of re-caning, this hard-to-find workshop is for you. You will learn all the core skills for re-caning a chair seat to a professional standard, using traditional tools, methods and materials. You will also look into the history of the techniques and regional variations. Each student will work on a specially-designed small trapezium-shaped frame, which will allow them to become confident in all the skills without feeling rushed. Your expert tutor is professional chair caner and artist Erica Hemming.
Warning: you will be very popular once you've mastered how it's done.
Who's it for? Complete beginners.
What to bring? All students will be provided with a small frame on which they will learn all the core skills for re-caning a traditional chair seat. Cane is provided, and of course you will be able to take your frame home with you. Your tutor will bring some specialist caning tools for you to use, but it is likely that students already have many of the tools required (including scissors, pliers, old washing up bowl, etc). We will send you a list on booking. Students are very welcome to bring along a prospective project which they can discuss with the tutor before they make a start on it at home. We will keep you fuelled with plenty of tea, coffee and cake, but please do bring a packed lunch.
Class duration: Two days, 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Forthcoming date: Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October 2020 POSTPONED
We will bring you new dates soon. Please do email us if you would
like to do this course. Thank you.
Suitability: No prior knowledge required, participants can work sitting or
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will reply with our banking details and will be able to answer any questions about the course. Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of the deposit of £80.
Please note that as minimum numbers are required, we reserve the right to cancel the course if we get insufficient bookings. We will aim to give you 10 days notice and will fully refund your fee if we have to cancel.
*with thanks to Christo Nichol for the lovely photo of Erica at work. And thank you to Julia Davey for providing the classroom photos