Jan 18, 2020
History/Heritage | Performances | Winter | Arts & Crafts | Workshops/Classes
History of Chair Caning

William King Museum of Art, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

The History of Chair Caning with Brandy Clements & Dave Klinger of Silver River Center for Chair Caning
LOCATION: William King Museum of Art - 415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VA
WHEN: Saturday, January 18 from 2:00 - 4:00pm
COST: FREE and open to the public

WARNING: You might become a chair nerd.

A Brief History of Chair Caning is a timeline of woven chairs that spans the globe and 4000 years. From Middle Kingdom Egypt to Mid-Century Scandinavia, chair makers have employed woven materials on their chairs. These woven seats (the most important part of the chair?) get a mere mention in museums and books, with little explanation of materials, history, process and contemporary applications…until now. Following the presentation is a demonstration of traditional hand-woven chair caning. Guests are encouraged to share their chair’s story, or bring it along for advice or show and tell. 

For more information or to register, call (276) 628-5005 ext. 109.