October Meeting

Chair Caning

 Brandy Clements

  Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 PM

WARNING: You might become a chair nerd. A Brief History of Chair Caning is full of fascinating historical facts and contemporary applications of this ancient and global craft. From King Tut’s Tomb to the tea and spice trade, mid-century Denmark and Ikea, $5,000 Christian Dior handbags to the carriage that Prince Harry & Meghan Markle rode off in a couple of months ago, chair caning was and IS a THRIVING art. You will get up close and personal with a variety of styles of weaving and materials. This is an interactive presentation with some hands-on weaving of laced cane, Danish cord, and Shaker tape chairs. (You are welcome to bring your chair or a photo of your chair for advice!)

Bio: Brandy Clements of Silver River Center for Chair Caning in Asheville, NC is a 4th generation chair nerd on a mission to dispel the myth that chair caning is a lost art. She and her husband Dave Klingler have been promoting chair nerd culture with the school and museum, which is the only one of its kind in North America. After doing restorations for almost a decade and hearing people exclaim that their work is a dying art, they decided to expand the business to focus on reviving the craft through education, travel, and restorations. Their mission is to cultivate and inspire a reverence for a world-wide chair caning legacy.

www.silverriverchairs.com

Host: Mark Firley

 

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