Put Your Feet Up: Weave a Footstool with Paper Fiber Rush
Ready to put your feet up? Try your hand at traditional paper fiber rush weaving and complete a small footstool in just one day. You’ll start with an assembled and lightly finished footstool and end with a beautiful piece of furniture you’ll appreciate for years to come. You will be using a continuous strand of rolled paper rope, a product that was invented in the early 1900s and made to resemble the hand-twisted natural bulrush or cattail leaves found in older chair seats. Cathryn will show you all the tricks of the trade to speed and improve your weaving process. Take a home a footstool (13” x 11”) and the knowledge to start new projects on your own.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- water spray bottle
- wood glue
- snap clothes pins or spring clamp
- utility knife
Instructor will supply pre-assembled and lightly stained and varnished footstool, paper fibre rush, cardboard stuffing and upholstery tacks and/or zip ties, glue.
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.