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Rachel has designed a practice exercise for beginners where you get to complete a classic weave pattern, learning the basics in caning to then be applied to chairs.... and you can take your frame home with you! (Making a lovely decorative wall hanging for the workshop to remind you of the weaving routine).


You must have done the beginners course first before being able to develop from your previous caning experience. Rachael will show you how to apply these skills previously learned to a chair project of your own.


Beginners - Please bring a notepad and pen. The frame and cane is provided.


**Improvers - Please bring a small cane dining or bedroom chair with a panel would be the ideal project.  (No bigger than 45cm panel) Your cane will be provided.

If you are unsure whether the project you have is suitable, email an image to and we will be able to advise you. 


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

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Level: Beginner & Intermediate - mixed class.

Tutor: Rachael South


Tools and cane are provided.


**Prior caning experience is needed! If you have not completed our beginner's course but think you have the skills to complete the intermediate course, please email images of your previous caning work to



Caning Masterclass - Sunday 13th October 2024

  • 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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