A place to share my chair caning and other art projects.
Examples of my work
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Hi, Fellow bloggers...this is my first attempt, poorly done, of the Santa Fe Cross....It is two pages of directions and some where, right at the start, I erred!! Will try again one day. However, this Tuesday is our last day of classes, Show and Tell, at ELM, First Methodist Church, Marietta, GA. I had hoped to put this in but no, will wait until classes start again in January and perhaps will have this mastered! Will share my wreaths and the stool that I finished this time. Also, pictures from my Photography class will be shared. (Not sure the REAL photographers will approve. :) However, taking a picture of a red tail hawk on my deck was a real feat, I think!
My stool with rush caning...started this in April and finished all but about 2 inches so shamed myself into finishing it Sunday afternoon. Richard, one of the caning instructors, put the final tack in to hold the cane in place and mixed up shellac and alcohol, equal parts, and I painted that on, carefully dabbing the brush in all the holes to make sure all cane was covered underneath and on top! Finished this today at ELM and in time too, to make my Photography class!
My most recent caning job...done for my best childhood friend, Kay, in Spartanburg, S.C. This is my favorite caning work...I also do herringbone, as seen in Brumby rockers, and find that much easier and quicker, but French caning is the one of which I feel most proud. My uncle, after retiring, worked to restore furniture but would have to take the chairs to be caned 70 miles from home to have that done. After I retired I decided to learn to French cane and have done many. I have caned chairs for all our kids, grandkids, and my husband's sisters and brothers, too, and great nieces and nephews. A legacy of sorts!!