Splint bottom chair

Learn to weave a chair seat with rattan splint reed in a herringbone twill pattern.

Learn to weave with splint reed in a herringbone twill pattern.

General: This style of caning is also called “split weaving” because the authentic material was split off of the bark of a tree (usually hickory or oak).

Authentic bark is harvested in late spring and is extremely labor intensive and costly. The most affordable and common way to replace your splint seat is with flat reed. Any chair with four rails can be repaired with this technique.

Binder cane is a rounded reed with a natural coating and is often seen on large porch rocking chairs and mid-century chairs. Binder cane is lovely but hard on the hands and takes twice as long to weave as splint reed.



Splint Weaving
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
(10am-4pm)

$200.00

Learn to weave with splint reed in a herringbone twill pattern on a standard chair.

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Splint bottom chair

Learn to weave a chair seat with rattan splint reed in a herringbone twill pattern.

Class Length: 5-6 hours

Cost: includes six hours of instruction, splint reed, and all tools/materials necessary to complete the project.

BYOC:  Bring you own chair or we can provide one for you with advance notice at $10-$20 depending on the chair.

*After the class: Your lovely chair seat should be sealed with shellac to protect it from spills and stains. This is ideally done the next day after the reed has dried.  We can do this for you the next day or we can send you home with simple instructions for doing it yourself.

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Class Dates

January 11, 2018 • 10am-4pm