Chair caning

Chair caning
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!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

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!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

My newest tatting project...a pattern given us at ELM tatting class.  It is named Peggy...not hard but tedious for me!  Finally, I'm ALMOST pleased with this one!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Variations of the wreath I finally feel good about!  Show and Tell at Elm is the last Tuesday in October so will take one of these to share!

Monday, October 1, 2012

OK, got my order of Christmas green from so was able to make this in the color is was supposed to be.  Fun to make.