North House Folk School – https://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.
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 to assess the chair’s needs. If you don’t have a chair to use, a limited number are available for purchase from the instructor.
Yesterday 8th graders spent the day in Grand Marais for our Middle School Volunteer Exploratory Day. Students traveled to North House Folk School to take a blacksmithing class and completed a local volunteer project at either Harbor Park or East Bay Suites. pic.twitter.com/qG5hu2KkiQ
— Cook County Schools (@CCSchools_MN166) May 8, 2018
Grand Marais marina and North House Folk School from above. pic.twitter.com/d1LmNaO71A
— Bryan Hansel (@bryanhansel) December 21, 2015
— Bryan Hansel (@bryanhansel) June 4, 2017