In the Association of Artisans to Cane, a chair caning studio, students learn many different styles of seat weaving and use these skills to restore chairs for community members. Caning students are trained in the craft of chair seat weaving through hands-on learning and with oversight from a Master caner with over 30 years of experience. The caning students have the opportunity to learn various forms of seat weaving, including hand cane, pressed cane, paper rush and flat reed/splint weaving, as well as other techniques. Caning students advance at their own pace; as one style of caning is mastered, another style is taught. While most of the seat weaving is done to restore chairs for community members, donated chairs in good condition are also restored and sold in the shop.
Interested in taking one of our seat weaving workshops? Click here for upcoming dates.