Doing mostly restorations for 15 years, I tend to do the same chair patterns over and over (laced cane and rush being the most common, followed by pressed cane, Danish cord, Shaker tape, splint reed, bark). Maybe once every year or two, I decide to be creative and let all of the other work stuff […]
Join us for two classes (April 6-7 or April 8-9) with guest instructor Justin Roberts Last summer we met Justin at the Furniture Society’s Annual Conference in Milwaukee. (It’s going to be in Asheville June 17-20, 2020!!!) We were excited to spread the love of woven chairs to a distinguished audience of fellow nerds and we were […]
Happy New Year! Our 2020 Calendar of Events is jam packed with nerdy fun. We are rebooting The Appalachian Chair Caning Tour starting with a presentation at the William King Museum in Abingdon, VA. January 18, 2020 from 2pm-4pm Explore world history through the lens of the woven seat. This talk complements a furniture exhibit […]
Silver River Center for Chair Caning is very excited to host the 9th Annual Gathering of The SeatWeavers Guild here in Asheville, NC at the Folk Art Center Auditorium. Click here for more information.
Part 1 of 5: Liverpool to Chatsworth House: in which I have fortuitous experiences with a fox, red squirrels, and driving on the left to a stately country home featuring a chair exhibit. I set up a google alert for chairs after our Extreme Chair Nerd Weekend in Winston-Salem and struck gold at the beginning of last […]