Chair Caning Masterclass
16th March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm£110.00
During this chair caning masterclass, lead by upholstery master Rachael South, you will learn to weave the classic six-way pattern traditionally used on cane furniture. The cane you will use for the weaving will be bark of the rattan palm (a jungle creeper from Indonesia.) During this masterclass you will weave a sample frame with a six-way pattern, use a variety of specialist tools used for caning, and discuss the techniques and the history of this craft.
The skills learnt during the day will enable you to embark on your own project at home. Rachael is a professional restorer and can also advise you on bigger projects you may wish to tackle.
All materials and tools will be supplied. Beginner’s welcome. No previous experience of upholstery required.
Lunch will not be provided, however, there are ample local cafes.