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If you just can’t throw out those old neckties here is the perfect way to give them a new life! Find an old chair or rocker that was made for a woven or rush seat, and learn to weave the strongest seat you can imagine. No previous weaving skills are required, and there are no special tools involved. Go to the flea markets and antique shops to find that perfect chair and a variety of silk ties! These chairs have country flair and are fun to make and are great gifts for men. Basic sewing machine skills are required. Joyce will have ties available to purchase for students needing extras. If you need ties for a whole chair seat please contact the instructor as soon as possible.
Joyce 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 through repainting, stenciling and chair seating. Joyce has 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 well-loved furniture and creative uses for cast-off items. Joyce is the Volunteer Coordinator on the Society’s Board of Directors.