This beginners, one day class is for those who wish to learn the traditional 6 strand cane weaving pattern, so that it can be applied to restoration projects or frame design for the development of new work by furniture designer/makers.
I will demonstrate each stage and guide you through cane-weaving a practice frame during our day together in the studio, and I'll show you how the finishing techniques of pegging, couching and beading will complete the work.
You will have your completed sample frame to take home, receive a comprehensive handout illustrating each stage of the technique, details of where to purchase tools and materials along with sufficient cane to reweave your frame for additional practice at a later date.
Please feel free to bring along any rattan restoration pieces you may have to discuss with the group if there is sufficient time.
Covid 19 Precautions: The course has a maximum of three participants so we can maintain 2 metre social distancing in the bench room and all the equipment will be sanitised prior to your arrival. You will receive disposable gloves with masks and/or visors to wear and there is hand sanitiser available for your use.
The tutor Isabelle Moore, is an award winning designer maker who has been making furniture for 25 years will deliver these courses. She has extensive teaching experience both at home and abroad and is passionate about empowering others to achieve their creative goals. The shared workshop facility at Albion Business Centre is Edinburgh’s premier furniture making workshop and home to exceptional makers, so participating students can gain an insight into the professional craft environment of Scottish furniture making and projects currently underway.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials and tools are supplied. Please bring an apron and a packed lunch or purchase food and refreshments from the cafes in nearby Easter Road.