Monday, May 24, 2010

Low Shopper Class

Held at The Country Seat, Inc. - Kempton PA
Saturday, June 12th -

Low Shopper (Shopping basket woven on a rectangle slotted base)
Cost = $40
Time = 9 AM - 1 PM

All Weaving Levels
4 rows are woven on a 9" x 13" rectangle wooden base, then two Flat-top swing "D" handles are added and the rest of the basket is woven around the handles. This creates a practical and sturdy shopping basket. All natural flat reed with a flat oval rim. Currently in use for customers at Wanamakers General Store, Kempton PA.
Print a Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Measuring Pre-woven Cane

Q: How do I know what kind and how much cane mesh do I need?

A: Pre-woven Cane comes in several styles and sizes. If the cane is a pattern with small octagon openings: measure the distance from the left side of 1 vertical strand to the right side of the next corresponding vertical strand - it should measure 3/8" (superfine open), 1/2" (fine open) or 5/8" (medium open).

Fine Box has small square openings and Close Woven has no spaces between the strands of cane.

You need to add 2 inches to each direction. Ex: if the opening of the wood measures 12" x 12" you should order a piece of cane that is 14" x 14".

New cane will not match the color of the old pieces still on the chairs, so you have to either redo all at the same time, or stain the new ones to match the old. If staining, use multiple thin coats until you like the color. Stain the top and bottom of the cane.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Classes

View my current list of classes at: Country Seat Classes Page .
Also look for me at the 2010 PA Gourd Fest where I will be teaching and vending.