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Caning Masterclass

The wonderful Rachael South joins us at Bristol Upholstery Collective to hold an exclusive Caning Masterclass.

Rachael has an unmatched passion for traditionally caning, restoring and upholstering chairs, with a deep knowledge of chair caning, rush, Danish paper cord and other seat weaving techniques. Her skills have been passed down from her grandfather and father, as well as working with weavers in India, Central America and Europe. 

Beginners class

You will be guided by Rachael through each stage of the caning process, learning how to get the fine split canes to weave into a glorious pattern.  You will complete a sample frame with patterned caning. Each student will be taken through all 6 stages of weaving.


The intermediate class will allow you to build on the caning skills you already have, whether that be from our beginner's course or elsewhere. Rachael will guide you through applying your caning knowledge to a piece of furniture you have sourced. Ideally, this would be a small bedroom chair.

Level: Beginner 

Tutor: Rachael South


Venue: Bristol upholstery Collective, 186 Wells Road, BS42AL

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Duration: 1-day

Cost: £150 inc. tool hire, materials and tuition.

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