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 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 […]

2014 Appalachian Chair Caning Tour, conclusion

2014 Appalachian Chair Caning Tour, conclusion

My first SeatWeavers Guild Annual Gathering was like having a little too much to drink at a party.  You meet tons of people, talk about your shared passions, become instant best friends with at least 5 people, but don’t really remember much except that is was the best time ever! Each paragraph of the Appalachian Chair […]