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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

2.5 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 a stunning rib-style basket from dyed and natural rattan reed, incorporating a deer antler as the handle or focal point of the design. The…
Sat, Oct 26th, 2019  –  Mon, Oct 28th, 2019
Days 1/2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Cathryn Peters

Past Courses Offered by Cathryn Peters

Birch Bark Basket Necklace

Double Antler Tapestry Tray

Hand-Twisted Cattail-Rush Footstool Weaving

Hole-to-Hole Cane Footstool

Put Your Feet Up: Weave a Footstool with Paper Fiber Rush

Traditional Paper Rush Chair Seat Weaving

Traditional Seat Caning For the Vintage Chair