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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…
Join basket weaver Clare Revera, to make a willow Christmas wreath, tree and a random weave star. In this one-day masterclass you will use fresh and dried willow and learn a variety of traditional weaving techniques. Willow is a natural, flexible and inexpensive material that is one of the oldest and most enduring of crafts. From simple abstract shapes up to large animal figures, willow creations can be infinitely versatile and surprising durable. What can be more satisfying than…