Seat weaving and chair caning are alive and well on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Thanks to the continuing education programs in Hancock County and Gulfport, over 120 people in Mississippi have learned this time honored craft since 2007.
Classes are fun, with the focus on making everyone successful. The ability to laugh is a requirement.
24 Jan - 28 Feb 2019, every Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Evening classes from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. will be held, if there are enough students interested in an evening class. Class instruction will include traditional strand caning, machine woven cane, flat reed, binder cane, and fibre rush.
Location: Waveland Civic Center/Ground Zero Museum, Coleman Ave., Waveland, MS
Registration begins on Monday, 7 Jan. Call Kim Necaise, 228-255-6239, at Hancock County Community Education, to register. You do not have to live in Hancock County to take this class.
Seat Weaving with Wide Flat Material -- One Day Class
Saturday, January 26 2019 from 9:00 to 3:00. Learn to weave with wide flat reed or fibre splint (see rocking chair on the left), similar to white oak splint material. Bring your own ladder back chair, rocker or stool with round dowels around the edge of the seat. If you don't have a chair or stool, contact Jo for info on how to obtain one. Location: Waveland Civic Center/ Ground Zero Museum, Coleman Ave., Waveland, MS. Registration begins on Monday, 7 Jan. Call Kim Necaise, 228-255-6239, at Hancock County Community Education, to register. You do not have to live in Hancock County to take this class.
Small Group Classes
Small group classes, with a minimum of four students, can be arranged by contacting Jo directly at JoRusin@JoRusin.com.