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Shaker Chair Seat Weaving
March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free – $10.00
Learn to weave a chair with Shaker tape and help Enfield Shaker Museum! In all Shaker communities, fabric tape was preferred over rush or wood splint for chair seats. Fabric tape is longer lasting and is simple to weave. Any chair seat with rails on all four sides may be woven with tape.
Our wonderful reproduction Shaker ladderback chairs, used for all events and meetings, need some tender loving care. Using one of our chairs and chair tape, we will teach you the art and mystery of chair seat weaving. Or you can bring tape—or purchase tape in our Gift Shop—to reweave your own chair, for a modest fee.
All participants will need to bring scissors and a hammer.
Free for participants who will be weaving Museum chairs
$10 for participants weaving their own chairs
Class size limited to 10. Advance registration required.
Museum Board president and expert Shaker chair weaver Carolyn Smith leads this workshop.