Northwood's Chair Weaving

Wickiup Hill Learning Center, Linn County

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Traditional snowshoes have a unique look that many folks find appealing.  This fall you can weave a chair that carries that same look into a useful piece of furniture. We have access to kits that will allow you to build one of these unique pieces.  This chair revives a classic design with elegant lines and simple construction. The wood is white ash, you lace the seat and back using "snowshoe" patterns that give the chair both a unique look and extraordinary comfort.   

We use colorized lacing instructions combined with step by step PDF instructions that will help you lace the chair and get it ready for finishing. Add in an experienced snowshoe weaving instructor and we should have a good time going from point A to point B.  This course requires the dexterity of a high school or older weaver.  The $10 registration holds your spot but a check made out to Linn County Treasurer must be arrive at Wickiup Hill for the remaining cost by 4 PM September 23. The remaining cost is $340 per chair.  An additional 4-5 sessions will be required to apply varnish at our shop to finish the chairs by late October.  Class size is limited.

To Register

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Note the sign up deadline of Sept. 15 to secure kits!

What

Northwood's Chair Weaving

When

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - Thursday, October 20, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where

Wickiup Hill Learning Center
10260 Morris Hills Rd
Toddville, IA 52341
Conservation Education Team Naturalist, Chuck Ungs 319-892-6485
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Cost

Adults - $10.00

Category

Programs