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North House Folk School

North House Folk Schoolhttps://northhouse.org – is a small educational non-profit on the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. We foster a non-competitive learning environment devoted to teaching traditional northern craft. We offer over 350 courses year round in everything from timber framing to woodworking to boatbuilding to fibers.

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Traditional Seat Caning For the Vintage Chair

Bring your worn-out​ ​cane seat chair to class and learn the nearly lost art of traditional, seven-step method chair seat weaving commonly known as “hole-to-hole caning.” During the course, you’ll have ample time, instruction, and all the tools required to restore your vintage chair by weaving the seat back to its original condition. Whether a family heirloom chair or the one you picked up at the antique store that needs a little TLC, vintage chairs that need​ ​new seats are welcome in this course, tailored to your specific project. Chairs must have pre-drilled holes around the perimeter of the seat and be in good​ ​structural ​condition (not in need of re-gluing or refinishing). Each student must consult with the instructor ​immediately ​after registration t​o assess the chair’s needs. If you don’t have a chair to ​use​, a limited number are available for purchase from the instructor.

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