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Beginning Chair Caning

  • 09/12/2017
  • 09/26/2017
  • 3 sessions
  • 09/12/2017, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
  • 09/19/2017, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
  • 09/26/2017, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Beginning Chair Caning

 Tuesdays, September 12, 19, & 26,    6:30-8:30 pm

 

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Ave

Madison, WI 53704

 Ever wonder how a caned chair seat is made? Then this is the class for you. Instructor Mary Jo Harris, local knitting designer, author, and active member of the Madison (WI) Knitters’ Guild, will teach you how to hand cane a wooden trivet using natural strand cane. In this 3-week workshop, she will discuss the differences between the various types and materials of caning, the 7-step method of hand caning, and how to care for caned furniture. No special skills required. Instruction booklet and materials to make one trivet included in fee. Bring a small hand clippers or shears, small rag, spray bottle, container for water (in addition to spray bottle), paper & pencil for notes, an awl or ice pick, and a dozen or more golf tees or caning pegs (optional).  Adults and youth (ages 14 and up with an adult); each participant pays the registration fee. Limited space; register early. To register, please call (608)246-4550.

 

Registration deadline: September 5

 

$87per person


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