Why is authentic bark so much more expensive than manufactured reed? The Short Answer: Authentic bark is time consuming, back breaking, and potentially hand mangling work. Reed comes from China, and as we all know, that means you don’t pay the real value of the product, the fossil fuel it takes to get here, etc….but […]
Hello! It’s been a while. Here’s just a little bit of what I’ve been up to lately: I had a lot of fun at the Folk Art Center this fall with fellow Southern Highland Craft Guild members Marlow Gates and Tommye Scanlin. Marlow is a 2nd generation broom maker and Tommye is a tapestry weaver.
CUSTOM DYEING REED WITH CARLA FILIPELLI PART 1 I had the good fortune to hang out with Carla and Greg Filipelli at their studio Cranberry Creek and try my hand at dyeing my own reed for weaving colorful seats. They have been making baskets and sculptures for over 25 years and are part of Handmade in […]
WE DID IT! Our most difficult chair caning project to date. It only took us one year and 228 hours, but we have tamed the Beast! Visit the River Arts District blog to see a step by step photo journey of the process. There are two posts, one for the seat weaving process (100+ hours) […]
Greetings from Planet Art in the River Arts District! I am trying to put together a schedule for 2012 including Chair Caning classes as early as March! Below are 7 questions that will help me in planning classes. General information follows the questionaire, please read…it’s a lot of info! Please respond at your convenience with the following […]