It was Cathryn's forum and the openness in sharing information that inspired the SeatWeavers' Guild. When I called for the formation of the SeatWeavers' Guild in 2007 right here, the belief shared by myself and the other founders was that these skills were far too endangered to keep trade secrets. To revive the art form and win the confidence of a new generation of customers we needed to establish a uniform and consistent level of quality regardless of whom they chose to restore their heirloom. a poorly woven seat leaves the disappointed owner with the impression that the skill is already lost and they can't hope for better even if they are able to pay for another weaving job by a more knowledgeable weaver.
You're welcome Larry, that's what we're here for--help, advice and sharing all aspects of chair seat weaving, since 2004. Truly the Seatweaving & Chair Caning Forum--The Caner's Community Hub™ The... more
Re: breaking splint Mindy King - the chair weaver,Tue Jun 26 8:13pm