On November 5th and 6th Island Farm is teaming up with the Silver River Center for Chair Caning to offer two unique learning opportunities. Participants can choose to create reed-weaved ornaments or learn how to weave chair seats in the Shaker style, developed in the 1800’s.
Brandy and Dave of the Silver River Center for Chair Caning run the nation’s only chair caning school and museum, based in Asheville, North Carolina. These self-proclaimed chair nerds have committed a better part of their lives empowering others to learn to restore their own chairs, keeping the tradition of chair caning alive and thriving. It is not their first time to the farm and we are excited for their return!