Hole-to-Hole Cane Footstool – June 29, 2024

Jun 29, 2024 9:30AM—5:30PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $185.00

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caned footstool

Get a taste and feel for the heritage craft of chair caning during this one-day basic beginner class. Students will learn the traditional 7-step method of hand caning on a preassembled and lightly stained footstool. We will weave in an easy-to-understand sequence of steps and once the basic techniques are mastered in class, you will be ready to tackle more difficult chair seats. You may go into business for yourself to preserve this traditional craft and nearly lost art form.

Your instructor will provide the following materials:

  • Instructor will provide a kit which includes a 13”L x 9”W x 10”H, assembled and lightly stained hole cane footstool, strand cane for weaving, binder cane, 12 caning pegs, caning awl, color instruction pattern, and handouts.

Students are asked to bring:

  • bath towel
  • dish pan or flat-bottom bowl or small
    bucket for soaking cane
  • scissors
  • As your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities.

Skill Level 
Hand dexterity is important, any previous weaving skills are helpful. Be prepared to stand for long periods of time while weaving.

Age Requirement
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend this class. 

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details
Tuition: $110
Materials fee: $75
Total cost: $185

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.