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Mindy White doing demo with Windsor Chair


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


Small samples of different weaving methods
“Back  Home Again  In  Indiana Techniqes In Wicker
Restoration, Seat Weaving & Oh!  So Much More”


(Tentative Schedule as of May 6, 2015)


Friday, July 31, 2015


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

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


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.

The public is encouraged to attend. (Materials fee - $25.00)

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

Doing a demo on Blind knots
Dave from Silver River Center for Chair Caning shares his favorite tools



TSWG Annual Membership Renewals Due

May 12, 2015


2015-2016 TSWG Annual Membership Renewals Due

Just a quick reminder everyone that your membership in The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®, (TSWG) is up for renewal for July 1, 2015 until June 30, 2016.


Go HERE for online application or print a PDF version HERE


The SeatWeaver’s Guild, Inc. (TSWG) 2014 Gathering Overview

July 12th, 2014


Please read and enjoy as it should answer any questions remaining and will give you all the information you need to register and attend the big, annual Gathering out in Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA on July 25-27, 2014.

Alright, we’ve just updated each one of the 2014 Gathering pages here on the website, to reflect this addition–

We always look forward to presenting our annual and rare “Chair Seating Through the Ages” exhibit to the public. We enjoy educating everyone about these bygone quality workmanship pieces.

Many of our guild members are recreating some of the more difficult designs and patterns of the woven seats in the restoration work they do today.

2011 “Chair Seating Through the Ages” Exhibit

Won’t you join us later this month in Sturbridge, MA? Hope to see all our guild members there so we can get to know each other, share techniques, and learn hints and tips to make our weaving better.

We are all looking forward to interacting with the public through demonstrations, the chair seating exhibit and more to keep this traditional seat weaving craft alive!

2013 Roger Belanger oak splint demo



TSWG Annual Membership Renewals Due

July 3rd, 2014


2014-2015 TSWG Annual Membership Renewals Due

Just a quick reminder everyone that your membership in The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®, (TSWG) is up for renewal for July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2015.



2014 TSWG Gathering Tentative Schedule Posted

June 1st, 2014


The Tentative Schedule for the 7th Annual Gathering of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.® held at Old Sturbridge Village in MA has just been posted to the website on the 2014 TSWG Gathering Tentative Schedule page.

We will once again offer the rare and informative Chair Seating Exhibition: Seatweaving Through the Ages, FREE and open to the public on Sunday.

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