Deadline to Register: August 20th at 5:00pm
Title: Chair Caning: “Lace Cane Trivet”
Description: Join instructor Gwen Chafin, assisted by Beverly Ashton-Vickers, for a fun day of caning at Burritt on the Mountain. This class is for beginners, or as a refresher class for intermediate level caners. We will cane a lovely wooden trivet. You will learn the seven steps required for this pattern. The holes have been predrilled, and cane will be provided by the instructor. Your trivet will be a special accent in your home.
Instructor: Gwen Chafin learned to weave baskets and chair seat from her father, Jesse Thomason. She received three grants to study white oak basketry from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Her caning and chair seat weaving were expanded by attending the John C Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. There she was taught by Cliff Pair and Kathy Hayes from Odenville, Alabama. Gwen now teaches at the Campbell Folk School and the Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell. Gwen is a retired teacher and principal from Arab City Schools. She and her husband, Don, operate Chafin’s Chair Caning in downtown Arab.
Supplies and Attire: All other materials and supplies will be provided. Students should wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothes.
Time: Saturday, August 27th (9:00am-4:00pm)
Supply Fee: $20.00
Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.
Cancelation Policy: Students that cancel 14 days prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a full refund. Students that cancel 7 days prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a 50% refund. If student cancels 6 days or less prior to the date of the class no refund will be issued.