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Brandy Clements: Chair Caning and Seat Weaving
February 15, 2019 - February 17, 2019Free
Brandy Clements of Silver River Center for Chair Caning, the nation’s only fully dedicated chair caning school and museum, will be at Grovewood Gallery on Feb. 15-17 from 11am-4pm demonstrating a variety of seat weaving techniques, including hand-woven chair caning (laced caning), Shaker tape weaving, Danish cord weaving, and more. This is a hands-on demonstration where visitors are encouraged to step up and learn a few weaving techniques. Bring a photo of your special chair and get advice on restorations, or just share your chair’s story. Clements is a fourth generation chair caner and self-proclaimed “chair nerd.” She’s on a mission to dispel the myth that chair caning is a dying art. She and her husband/business partner Dave Klingler have been weaving new lives into chairs for over 13 years and have taught over 250 sessions at their school, located in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District.