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Revamp a country classic and make it a colorful contemporary piece! In this class, students will take a ladder-back style chair with the rush seat removed, and replace it with a strong, beautiful seat woven of up-cycled neckties. All participants will leave class with at least one unique chair for their home, or to use as a gift! In two days, you can complete a seat for a regular size chair or two child-size chairs. Only basic sewing skills are needed! Each student should bring their own sewing machine. Neckties will be available to buy at minimal cost. Child size rockers and regular size chairs may be reserved ahead of time and purchased in class, or students may bring chairs (or stools) ready to use. The instructor will be in touch with students prior to class, regarding chairs.
Joyce Fuller graduated from Skidmore College with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in Art. She has had a lifelong interest in the visual arts and has training in graphic design. In recent years she has developed a fascination with saving old furniture, especially chairs. Joyce honed her skills in chair seating by taking numerous classes with Sandy Sherman, learning caning, fiber rush, and Shaker tape. Necktie chair seats combine her interest in color with creative uses for cast-off items. Joyce is currently the Volunteer Coordinator on the Society Board of Directors.