Learn to weave Shaker tape on a chair with four rails.

General: Named after the religious sect, the Shakers, who were meticulous in their work and believed that even the furniture they created was a reflection of God. The inexpensive cotton tape (which is part of the clean utilitarian design) has now become more expensive but is a lot of fun to weave with. Shaker tape weaving is similar to splint weaving but is easier on your hands and creates a beautiful and comfortable seat. Any seat that has once had rush or splint/reed strips can be repaired with this technique.


 Special Considerations:

There are two different sizes of shaker tape (5/8” and 1”) and many different colors. See Shaker Workshops for examples.


Shaker Tape Weaving
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Sunday, November 11, 2018
(10am-3pm)

$250.00

Learn to weave with Shaker tape on standard chair seat.

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Shaker tape comes in many colors and two sizes. Patterns are infinite, but in class you will learn checkerboard and herringbone twill.

Class Size: 1-5 people

Class Length: Approximately 5 hours

Tuition: includes one or two colors of Shaker Tape, five hours of instruction, and all tools and materials* necessary to complete a project. 

BYOC:  Bring your own chair or we can provide one for you with advanced notice at $20-$40.

*BEFORE CLASS: Students need to choose colors of Shaker tape at least 2 weeks in advance of the class.  Stop by the school to see colors in person or look online at Shaker Workshops.

  • Please note that there are different sizes of shaker tape (5/8” , 7/8″ , & 1”).
  • Please have a second choice for colors…Recently a few Shaker tape colors have been back-ordered for a while.

IMPORTANT: Please read through our Workshop FAQs.

Additional information

Class Dates

Sunday, November 11 • 10am-3pm

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