This course will allow you to gain experience in the art of chair caning and seat weaving. It is suitable if you want to work commercially, either as part of an upholstery or restoration business or for a hobby, as well if you would like to restore the chair yourself.
During this course, you'll be shown the stripping down process and how to revive and repair the chair frame where needed.
Depending on your chair you can learn one or two of the following techniques:
You'll be shown how to finish the completed seat and apply any trim if appropriate for the seat. Finally, the seat will be given a protective dye or wax.
By the end of the course, you will have learnt to:
It is important to let us know which style of chair you are learning with so we can ensure the correct notes and materials are prepared.
The course is suitable for upholstery students, furniture design students and craft enthusiasts, with beginner to intermediate levels of experience.
"Rachael South was a true pleasure to meet and learn from. I really enjoyed her pacing and process. We all had plenty of time and attention from Rachael to focus on our individual projects. I would gladly come back for more."
|Course dates||Course will be rescheduled to summer 2021|
|Length||Four consecutive days|
|Day and time||Tuesday to Friday, 10.30am to 4.30pm|
|Maximum class size||8|
A 20% discount is available for:
If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.
Students will need to buy a small cane dining chair and prices vary. For further information, please email shortcoursesatAAD@londonmet.ac.uk
Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive a notification as soon as booking opens.
Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please select when you would like to start: