ALL 2023 IN-PERSON CLASSES BY APPOINTMENT.
Call to schedule. 828-707-4553
Silver River Center for Chair Caning encourages the DIY spirit in anyone who wants to
- Fix a family heirloom
- Complement your furniture making skills
- Expand your furniture restoration skills
- Learn a new hands-on hobby
- Start your own chair restoration business
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SCHEDULE A PRIVATE ZOOM TUTORIAL – Call 828-707-4553 or email SilverRiverChairs@gmail.com
NEW ONLINE HAND-WOVEN CHAIR CANING CLASS! Every Monday in February 2023 with John C Campbell Folk School & Lessonface. 10am-12pm on zoom with office hours during the week. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
Stay tuned for 2023 Spring Class dates -March/early April or late April/early May
3 Class Styles
Basic Boot Camp – a two week intensive geared toward beginners but also great for perfecting/expanding the skills of an intermediate seat weaver. Instruction in Laced Cane, Pressed Cane, Shaker Tape, Fiber Rush & Splint Reed.
Design Your Own Boot Camp – a more tailored experience ideal for furniture makers incorporating woven elements or weavers who want to learn advanced skills, materials, & patterns.
- A total of 5 chairs can be completed in 2 weeks.
- Learn tips to simplify the process, some history, and business skills.
- Take all 5 classes within 1 year and still get the $150 discount.
- All materials and tools provided.
- Bring a friend and get an additional $100 off…for each of you!
IN PERSON CLASSES
Bring your own chairs, or we can provide them for you for a nominal fee. Tuition includes all tools and materials, after-class assistance with related projects, and $25 off future classes.
Click the class you’d like to explore:
Schedule a tutorial in 1-hour increments. Materials not included in the cost but we are glad to order materials for you. Examples of chairs that are ideal for tutorials include:
- Porch Rockers
- Danish Cord
- Binder Cane
- Hickory Bark
- Natural Rush
Choosing a Chair for Pressed Caning Class:
Choosing a Chair for Laced Caning Class:
Choosing a Chair for Rush, Splint, or Shaker Tape Class:
https://youtu.be/NDxJkJ9InTU If you don’t have a chair, we can pick one up for you for $10-$40, depending on the chair. Please let us know when you sign up so we can find a chair.