Seat Caning
July 21, 2019

Seat Caning

  • Seat Caning, Day 1 of 3
     January 28, 2020
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Seat Caning, Day 2 of 3
     February 4, 2020
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Seat Caning, Day 3 of 3
     February 11, 2020
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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In this class, you will learn to weave cane onto a footstool using the seven step hand caning method. All materials are included in the price of registration, including stool, cane, and other materials required to complete your stool.

At each class, you will receive instruction to build on the previous class, and materials for that day. Between classes, you will be expected to make some progress on your stool. Once your footstool is completed, you can bring your own chair, canoe seat, or other piece to begin work on. NOTE: the method of caning you’ll be learning requires holes for weaving. If you plan to bring an additional chair, stool or canoe seat, it must have holes. See photos below.

Registration includes…

Patient instruction, and all required materials. You will complete a hand caned stool to bring home, and you will then have the skills to continue caning on your own!

Skill Level

No special skill required.

Best for ages…

Ages 12 to adult. Younger students may want to work together with an adult partner on a single footstool. Each person attending must register.

You should bring…

  • bucket
  • small sponge
  • scissors or utility knife

Once your footstool is completed, if you plan to bring an additional chair, stool or canoe seat, it must have holes around the opening. Clear away any old cane before class and be sure that the rest of your piece is sturdy.

Here is an example of the bottom of a caned canoe seat that has holes (this WOULD work for this class, after your stool is complete):


And here is an example of the top of a caned canoe seat that does not have holes (this would NOT work for this class, unless new holes were drilled):


If you have any questions or concerns, please email

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1917 W Superior St, Duluth Folk School Library, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.

Duluth Folk School Library Classroom

Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.

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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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