Bio

Donna Kim - Edge of Your Seat

It was by chance that I began an apprenticeship with a British weaver - formerly a second world war medic who, on a whim, took a weaving class one day and never looked back.

A devoted craftsman, and for many years following, a beloved friend, Peter Shoebridge took me under his wing, becoming my mentor at “the shop” in Toronto until his retirement in 2006.
Thus emerged Edge Of Your Seat, a chair caning and seat weaving studio where I weave chair seats and backs, collaborate with designers and makers to create custom woven pieces, and teach weaving classes.

My foundation in chair caning and seat weaving has fueled my curiosity to explore other areas of functional and aesthetic woven structures using natural fibres and plant based materials, including: Fabric weaving, knitting, tapestry, basketry, and nautical rope work.

Edge Of Your Seat is a community-minded studio/workshop space - a workshop and class space that aims to help chair caning & seat weaving maintain a meaningful place in our modern world.

(***I am embarking on a sabbatical, and am not currently taking on any projects. For updates, or to keep in touch, feel free to sign up for the newsletter on the Home page, or visit Edge Of Your Seat’s facebook page.) Thank you!

Donna Kim

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