Three happy chair weavers with their completed chairs.
If you too would like to learn the art of chair weaving, get 2 or 3 friends together, give me a call, and we will setup a date. The cost is $40.00 per person. You must provide your own chair.
If you would like to learn how to weave a chair bottom - herringbone style, my next class will be ( none scheduled at this time)beginning at 10:00am. If you are a beginner, expect to stay 4 or 5 hours. Cost is $40.00 per person.
Email me if you would like to attend firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment must be made in advance by PayPal or personal check, paid at least 2 weeks before class If you have questions, give me a call 859-322-3082
I began making baskets in Vacation Bible School, many, many years ago. Those early experiences began my love of basketry. There was a period of time in the 70s when I laid my baskets aside to raise my 4 children. When they were all in school, and I had a little more free time, I started my lifelong hobby again.
In 1984 after many requests from friends, I held my first basket weaving class. I started with one of the hardest baskets there is to create, the egg basket. That's what they wanted, so that's what they got. Some of these students went on to make several baskets. Then others, decided that was the one and only basket they would make.
In 1985 I decided to take my basket weaving a little further. I needed to learn the art of making baskets from scratch, using white oak. I was delighted to learn of a weekend workshop near Bardstown, KY. Scott Gilbert, and Beth Hester were the instructors. This class was so informative and educational, I'm so happy that my son and I took advantage of this opportunity. He was only a teenager at the time, and really not as interested as I was, but never the less, it was a very enjoyable weekend, and one that I will never forget.
Over the years I've gone on to use a variety of weaving materials, including willow bark, honeysuckle, hickory bark, elm bark, driftwood, and of course purchased reed.
Judy gathering willow bark for baskets & stools
I still give egg basket classes, and chair weaving workshops.
The chair shown below is the style you will learn in my workshop.
It's the herringbone design. You must bring your own chair. I supply the reed for the project.
If you've never woven before, expect to stay 4 to 5 hrs. If you're not the crafty type of person, I'll replace the old bottom in your chair at a very affordable price. The chair shown in picture would cost you only $40.00 for materials and labor.
Contact me for workshops or repairs: 859-322-3082 or email@example.com
Call for info on next chair weaving class
You must bring your own straight back chair as shown above.
Class will be in my log cabin 50 miles South of Cincinnati
I will need at least 3 students before holding this class.
Class Fee: $40.00 per person
To schedule the class, you may email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call