The St. Lawrence County Historical Association has announced a low cost chair-caning workshop on three consecutive Wednesday evenings, March 6, 13, and 20 from 7-9 pm. Carl Stickney, instructor for the workshop, has decades of experience in chair-caning.
Participants in the workshop should bring a chair with the old caning removed. The appropriate chair, which will take a caned seat, has holes around the inner edge of the opening in the chair seat frame. These holes are also visible from the underside of the chair. It is expected that participants will be able to complete the caning of one chair during the course of the workshop.
The workshop fee is $53 for historical association members and $63 for nonmembers. At least five participants are required for the workshops to run, so early registration is encouraged. Caning materials are included in the cost of the workshop; additional supplies to bring from home are: scissors, an awl, a paring knife, a few clothespins, a rag, and a small water container.
The Chair-Caning Workshop will be held in the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. To register for the workshop send your name, address, phone number, email and nonrefundable payment to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, PO Box 8, Canton, NY 13617.
For more information, call the SLCHA at (315) 386-8133 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is limited and is taken on a first come, first served basis.
Photo of chair with caned seat provided.