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The SeatWeaver’s Guild, Inc. (TSWG) 2015 Gathering Overview


Small samples of different weaving methods
Mindy White doing demo with Windsor Chair
“Back  Home Again  In  Indiana Techniqes In Wicker
Restoration, Seat Weaving & Oh!  So Much More”


Friday, July 31, 2015


3:00-5:00 pm - Welcome to Brown County State Park

(Mention you are going to TSWG Gathering , there will be no Gate fees)


Registration - Abe Martin Lodge-Melodeon Hall (All Activities take place in Melodeon Hall) 5:30-8:00 PM: Continuing Registration Home of Andrew



1345 S. County Rd., 150W, Brownstown, Indiana Cell-DWD-217-251-7700

5:30 - 7:30pm


Welcome To The Farm Meet and Greet

All guests are invited for a complimentary cookout, zip lining, swimming, and visiting.


8:00 Executive Board Meeting - At the farm


Saturday, August 1, 2015


Breakfast on your own.


8:00 am Continuing registration


Coffee, Water, and Iced Tea available all day Saturday and Sunday. 9:00-9:15am- President’s Welcome & Introduction-Mindy King

9:15- 10:30 am “You Can Do This” - Basic through advanced techniques in Wicker Restoration-Jill Woods 10:30-10:45 am-Break

10:45 am-Noon - Jill’s Wicker Restoration Class Continues


Noon-1:00 pm Lunch Break - Meal (included in fee)


1:00 - 1:45 pm “Bringing Creativity to the Seven Step Process” - Wayne Sharp 1:45-3:00 pm “Weaving Seats With Natural Rush” - Cathryn Peters

3:00 - 3:15 pm - Break


3:15 - 4:15 pm - “Weaving Seats with Fiber Rush”- Bill Brick 4:15- 5:15 pm - “Creative Uses for Leftover Materials” - Jo Rusin 5:15 - 6:00 pm- Break

6:00 - 9:00 pm- Buffet Dinner (Included in fee) and Annual Meeting 


Sunday, August 2, 2015


Breakfast on your own


7:30- 9:00 - Suzan Diaz "Weaving A Medallion Back Chair"


9:00 - 10:00 am - Panel discussion - ”Running A Successful Caning Business For Fun and Profit” -


10:00 - 10:15 am - Break


10:15 - 11:30 am - “Tips and Tools”


11:30 am - 1:00 pm- Lunch on your own


Noon - 3:00 pm- Extensive chair exhibit “Seatweaving Through the Ages”

Free and open to the public.


1:00 - 3:00 pm - “Come Weave A Footstool” Class- Free to the first 12 attendees..

The public is encouraged to attend. (Materials fee included!)





8th. Annual Gathering-TSWG-Friday, July 31, 2015

5:30 pm- Complementary Dinner


Travel on Interstate 65.


Exit at Seymour, IN- Route 50. (west)


Follow Route 50 through Seymour (west) to Brownstown, IN.


Continue on Route 50 (in Brownstown you will be turning right)


Turn left on Indiana Route 135 (south) toward Vallonia


Continue about 1 mile (LOOK for the Brownstown First Baptist Church on the left)


Continue just past the church and turn left on County Road 150W. The road is the first left turn after the church.


Watch for TSWG signs with balloons attached.


Andrew & Amanda Dick

1345 S. County Rd 150 W

Brownstown, IN


David Dick-Cell- 217-251-7700


Andrew Dick – Cell -843-810-0484

Dave from Silver River Center for Chair Caning shares his favorite tools
Doing a demo on Blind knots
Dave from Silver River Center for Chair Caning shares his favorite tools
Directions to Amanda and Andy Dick's home

Print the PDF to mail in a registration or go HERE for an online form.

"Preserving & perpetuating the craft of chair caning and seat weaving!"
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