Discover the satisfaction of replacing your own hand-woven chair seats. Susan Anderson, of Homestead Seatweaving & Basketry, will give a series of four Saturday chair seat weaving workshops at the Soule HomesteadEducationCenter, 46 Soule Street, Middleboro, on November 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 9am to 2pm.
Instruction on hand-cane and press-cane webbing, fiber rush and seagrass cording, rattan splint and binder cane weaving techniques will be included. Those interested should bring a chair in need of re-weaving and plan to attend the first class to determine the number of workshops required and materials to be used. Don’t have a chair but want to learn a specific pattern? Large selections of inexpensive ‘learning’ chairs, both antique and modern style, are available at the homestead. Prices range from $10 to $25 depending on the condition and age and there are some matching sets of 4 or 6 in the mix.
Students working on hand-cane chairs should expect to take all four classes to complete their chairs and some steps may require additional ‘home’ work before the next class. Students may use their own materials, if suitable, or purchase them from the instructor. Tools are provided for use, as well as hands-on instruction to remove existing materials. The cost per workshop is $10 for members and $15 for non-members (plus materials). Registrations will be taken during each workshop or pre-register in advance by phone: 508-947-6744 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website: www.soulehomestead.org for more information about adult craft workshops, children’s programs, annual and monthly events.