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Cathryn Peters

Angora, MN
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Cathryn is a chair seat weaver, antler basketmaker, teacher, writer, pattern author who hails from Angora, Minnesota. She delights in sharing her nearly 40 years of accumulated knowledge and resources to those who desire to perpetuate the nearly lost art of wicker restoration, chair seat weaving, and basketry. Cathryn’s works have appeared on public television, and in books, periodicals and national galleries and she teaches nation-wide. Visit her resource and information website at

Current Courses Offered by Cathryn Peters

2½ Days
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Antler Basketry

The graceful curve of the deer antler provides a creative springboard for the emerging folk-art form of antler basketry. In this course students learn to weave stunning rib-style baskets from dyed and natural rattan reed, incorporating a deer antler as the handle or focal point of the design. The project…
Tue, Jul 11th, 2017  –  Thu, Jul 13th, 2017
Instructor: Cathryn Peters
Fri, Jul 14th, 2017  –  Sun, Jul 16th, 2017
Instructor: Cathryn Peters
2 Days
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Traditional Paper Rush Chair Seat Weaving

Most likely you’ve seen this type of weaving done on antique and flea market chairs and always wondered how it was done. In this two-day course you will learn how to weave the rush seat design pattern, which forms four distinct triangular envelope shapes that meet in the center. Students…
Sat, Aug 19th, 2017  –  Sun, Aug 20th, 2017
Instructor: Cathryn Peters
3 Days
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Traditional Seat Caning For the Vintage Chair

Bring your worn-out chair to class and learn the nearly lost art of the traditional, seven-step method of chair seat weaving commonly known as "hole-to-hole caning." During the course, you'll have ample time, instruction, and all the tools required to restore your vintage chair by recaning the seat to its…
Fri, Oct 13th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017
Instructor: Cathryn Peters