SRCCC-laced-cane-studentLearn to weave a chair with holes drilled into the seat frame.

How to tell if your chair is laced cane: At the edge of the cane panel, a larger piece of cane has been sewn on the frame. You will see loops of cane underneath the chair.

General: Hand or Laced caning is also called “the seven step method”or “six way pattern.”  Caning requires hours of concentration and practice. Each step has each own subtleties. It takes completion of many seats to REALLY get the hang of it….so be patient with yourself, and enjoy learning this skill.

Don’t have time for a 5 day class? Buy a book, watch a you tube video, or schedule a 1 hour tutorial by calling 828-707-4553. In-person, zoom, and FaceTime tutorials are available!

Hand-Woven / Laced Caning


Learn hand-woven caning on a chair seat in this week-long class.

SKU: LC 201 Categories: , ,

laced-caning-chair-shape-suitable-for-learningClass Length: 5 Sessions 

Cost: Includes appropriately sized cane, 35 hours of instruction, and all tools and materials necessary to complete the project.

BYOC: Bring your own chair or we can provide one for you for $40-$60 depending on the style/amount of work involved in refurbishing.

Before Class:  At least a week before class we need to measure your chair for appropriately sized cane strands, and inspect it for structural issues.

Chairs not suitable for your first class: 

  • ROUND CHAIRS! Common but not great for your first project
  • chairs with curved back/seat are not ideal but easier than round chairs
  • recessed holes underneath like Bentwood chairs
  • chairs with over 100 holes
  • holes that do not go all the way through the frame or share a seam with other panels of cane
  • chairs that have a frame which must be removed from the rest of the chair in order to weave

IMPORTANT: Please read through our Workshop FAQs.

Choosing a Chair for Laced Caning Class