DEMO | Chair Caning & Shaker Tape Weaving

Brandy Clements of Silver River Center for Chair Caning posting next to a lace cane chair.
Brandy Clements of Silver River Center for Chair Caning.

Brandy Clements of Silver River Center for Chair Caning – the nation’s only fully dedicated chair caning school and museum – will be at Grovewood Gallery on February 16-18 from 12-5pm demonstrating hand-woven chair caning and Shaker Tape weaving. This is a hands-on demonstration where visitors are encouraged to step up and learn a few weaving techniques. Brandy will also bring a small collection of chairs that show off the diversity of the craft and present a slideshow on the history of chair caning. Her handcrafted whisk brooms will be available to purchase during this demonstration.

Laced cane chair.

Brandy is a 4th generation chair caner and self-proclaimed “chair nerd.” She’s on a mission to dispel the myth that chair caning is a dying art. She and her husband/business partner, Dave Klingler, have been weaving new lives into chairs for over 15 years and have taught over 250 sessions at their school, located in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District.


Free parking is available on-site at Grovewood Village; however, parking is relatively limited, and carpooling is always encouraged.

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