Studio sessions unavailable until late 2022 at earliest. Check back or send an inquiry if interested.
I. Chair Caning
Individual or group sessions for instruction on repairing any style of seating you may have in need of some love. Chairs in disrepair can also be provided for those solely in possession of sound furniture.
II. Woodwork & Weave
Make a small stool using Japanese hand tools and joinery methods and weave your stool with a material and pattern of your choosing.
III. Japanese Hand Tools & Joinery: Getting Started
Introduction to essential tools and layout process for creating simple but strong and durable joinery that can be applied to a variety of woodworking purposes.
IV. Gather, Woodwork, Weave
Gather and prepare cattails for natural woven seat and build a small stool for the weave using Japanese hand tools and joinery methods.
V. Intermediate Joinery
Get beyond layout and execution of basic mortise and tenon joints and develop a sense for when more involved joinery is not just interesting but necessary.
Learn to tune new and old Japanese hand tools. Both need tuning. Use of natural stones provided.