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During this fantastic 1-day course you will complete a sample frame with patterned caning. Each student will be taken through all 6 stages of weaving.


A great introduction to the caning world! 


Rachael has an unmatched passion for traditionally caning, restoring and upholsterying chairs, with a deep knowlege in 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. 


Venue: Bristol Upholstery Collective, 186 Wells Road, BS4 2AL

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Level: Beginner or Improvers

Tutor: Rachael South


Frames, tools and cane is all provoided.


No prior experience needed!


Caning Masterclass - Saturday 20th May 2023

  • All courses require time and incur costs prior to its duration, in creating a wonderfully enjoyable learning experience for the participant, as a beginner/improver student, to gain maximum value for money and achieve advanced skill upholstery.

    Due to the nature of preparation involved, there can be no refund offered to the student if they can not attend the specific course once booked. Only if the tutor cancels the course for any unseen circumstances will a full refund be given within 30 days of the course cancellation. 

    If you become ill with Covid 19 please forward your positive test result email to be refunded your course fee.

    Please note that the tutor can accept no responsibility for injuries taking place over the course duration. There is a small risk of non life- threatening injury, plasters are provided but will have to be administered by the student him/herself to adhere to health & safety regulations. Small cuts and pinpricks to the skin are occasionally expected.


    A health & safety talk will be given at the start of the course advising action and care to be taken at all times.


    Please ensure proper use of all tools during the workshop to ensure student safety and quality continuation of the tools owned by Bristol Upholstery Collective and fellow students.


    Please be considerate towards other students within the space and take care to work at a safe distance.


    Upholstery can be a physically demanding and strenuous activity. Students are responsible for communicating their needs and helping themselves to remain comfortable and free from risk of injury at all costs.


    A positive attitude is of upmost importance to ensure an enjoyable experience for all. Please be kind to yourself during challenging moments and remember you are learning an age-old process and are achieving advanced traditional upholstery skills to be practiced and proud of.


    Many Thanks for your co- operation and understanding.



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