2020 Chair Caning Legacy Class for Educators at Arrowmont

2020 Chair Caning Legacy Class for Educators at Arrowmont

LEGACY at ARROWMONT: Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Teachers FREE CLASS! July 12–18, 2020 ~ Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020 Last summer we taught hand woven chair caning at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. The school has a fascinating history: it was there before the Smoky Mountain National Park was dedicated and before the […]

2020 Chair Weaving Census

2020 Chair Weaving Census

Big News! A Research Project on Chair Caning and Seat Weaving in the US People constantly tell me chair caning is a “lost” or “dying” art, but the truth is, it is everywhere right now…and has been around for at least 4,000 years. I think chair caning and seat weaving is kind of the Rodney […]

Chair Nerd Profile: Randy Ogle

Chair Nerd Profile: Randy Ogle

Oh the joys of stumbling upon a Chair Shop on your first day in a new city! Dave and I were ready to get out of town last summer so we arrived at Arrowmont as soon as we possibly could to explore a little bit before the class. We unpacked in our cozy rooms and […]

Chair Nerds On Location at Appalachian Center for Craft

Chair Nerds On Location at Appalachian Center for Craft

Seat Weaving with Color & Pattern. June 5-7, 2020 We stopped by the Appalachian Center for Craft one foggy July evening on the way back from The SeatWeavers’ Guild Gathering in Arkansas. It is part of Tennessee Tech University and located in the cozy mountains of Smithville, Tn. It looked like summer camp…until you walked […]

Make a Traditional Appalachian Willow Chair with Justin Roberts

Make a Traditional Appalachian Willow Chair with Justin Roberts

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 […]