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Cathryn Peters

Angora, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Cathryn Peters

Cathryn has been lovingly restoring antique wicker furniture and rescuing broken chair seats for over 40 years. She developed a passion for basketmaking with antlers and natural materials in 1990 while living in southern Minnesota. Using basketry techniques, Cathryn has created one-of-a-kind woven antler basket sculptures for her clients that reflect the rustic elegance of nature, giving them an "up North" spin. She delights in sharing her years of accumulated knowledge and resources to perpetuate the nearly lost art of chair caning, and loves watching the creative juices flow with students in her antler basket classes. Now a 15-year resident of northeastern Minnesota, she is a studio artist who weaves and hand-gathers materials from her rural property. Cathryn teaches nation-wide and her works have appeared on public television, in books, periodicals, and national galleries. 

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Current Courses Offered by Cathryn Peters

1 Day
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Hole-to-Hole Cane Footstool

Get a taste and feel for chair caning during this one-day beginner class. Students will learn the traditional 7-step method of hand caning on a preassembled and lightly stained footstool. Once the basic techniques are mastered in class, you will be ready to conquer more difficult chairs, maybe even going into…
Wed, Aug 21st, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cathryn Peters
1 Day
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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…
Mon, Aug 26th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cathryn Peters
4 Days
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Traditional Seat Caning For the Vintage Chair

Bring your worn-out​ ​cane seat chair to class and learn the nearly lost art of traditional, seven-step method chair seat weaving commonly known as "hole-to-hole caning." Whether a family heirloom chair or the one you picked up at the antique store that needs a little TLC, vintage chairs that need​…
Thu, Aug 22nd, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 25th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cathryn Peters

Past Courses Offered by Cathryn Peters

Antler Basketry

Birch Bark Basket Necklace

Double Antler Tapestry Tray

Hand-Twisted Cattail-Rush Footstool Weaving

Traditional Paper Rush Chair Seat Weaving