Furniture Restoration - Cane and Rush Seating | Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Furniture Restoration - Cane and Rush Seating at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Furniture Restoration - Cane and Rush Seating at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Price: £78.00 Starts: 31/10/2019 Time: 13:00 - 15:30
Tutor: Kim Woodward Ends: 28/11/2019 Location: Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: THU Duration: 5 weeks

About this course

The course will look at the different variations and types of cane and rush used, discuss the quantities and amounts needed for each task and the tools and their applications for each task. It is vitally important that all repair work and or re-polishing is carried out to the chair/seat before caning/rushing begins and minor repairs could possibly be carried out in the first week. You will also cover a traditional seat weave as well as a continental style of weave.

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will be encouraged to look at the work of other crafts people and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/notebook to record goals/ideas, processes and progress and self assessment against the learning aims for the course.
Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising crafts people.

What do I need to bring with me?

Tools for caning will be: A small pin hammer, wooden golf tees, a small screwdriver, sailmakers or upholstery needle, a pair of scissors, a pair of pliers or snips to cut the cane and a steamer for threading the cane. You will also require a bucket or bowl of clean water to soak the cane. A small mist sprayer may also be useful to keep the cane flexible during the later stages of caning. (Do not rush out and purchase a lot of tools, as the centre has a good selection and buying tools can discuss during the first lesson). Please do not buy anything until you know the course is running a week before the course starts. Current costs for materials are: £35.00 for a small bedroom sized cane chair and £25.00 for the average sized rush seated chair.

What can I do next?

Further Craft courses with KAE

What do I need to join the course

This course will be suitable for students of all levels of ability and experience including complete beginners.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person please ask to speak to the Curriculum Leader.

About the Tutor: Kim Woodward

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Getting there

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge And Malling

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TON/77950/H/LC.
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