If you’ve ever thought it would be fun to tape or re-tape your own Shaker chair – this is the workshop for you! Have you ever wondered how the Shakers wove those elegant chair seats without any ends showing?
You’ll learn to prepare a chair frame, calculate the quantity of tape required, plan a weaving pattern & tape the seat. You’ll even get a tool kit to take home! You need to furnish your own suitable chair frame. If you don’t have a chair frame, you can help us retape one of the Village’s reproduction chairs.
Instructor Dick Bennet was drawn to Canterbury Shaker Village in 2004 by his lifelong interest in woodworking. He has since served as a Museum interpreter, Shaker craft demonstrator, and workshop leader. $200 per person