Twig Furniture: Crafting the Twig Chair
The twig chair is the hallmark project for someone who appreciates the traditional craft of twig furniture making. In this course you will work with native alder and willow following a basic twig chair design that can be individualized with curved, bent, or straight twig furniture techniques. During the first day of class, students will construct a basic chair frame using materials provided by the instructor. On the following morning, students will take a harvesting field trip to identify brushwood species and to gather materials for the chair seat and back. By afternoon, students will start constructing the seat and back using gathered materials. By day three students will finish their chair and talk about other applications such as footstools, tables, etc.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- sharp cross-cut saw or pruning saw
- tape measure
- utility knife
- 14-16 oz claw hammer
- pruning shears
- large brush cutters (long handled lopping shears for cutting 1 1/2"-2" diameter branches)*
*this can be purchased locally in Grand Marais, if you would like to first consult the instructor about the specific tool you may need
- tool apron
- small brush clippers (bypass type)
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.