Edge of Your Seat - Classes

To ensure that you get ample one-on-one guided instruction, classes are limited to small groups.

Registration Info:

Edge Of Your Seat is currently available to teach group and private classes around the globe.
So far, countries include Canada and Israel. We’re hoping to continue expanding our reach, bridging gaps and transcending differences while encouraging creativity and personal fulfillment.

To discuss class details, email Donna Kim (me) at: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Diamond Pattern
Learn to weave a diamond pattern for this footstool project using smoked flat reed. We'll familiarize ourselves with the material to determine which side is face-up, how to set up the warp, and know when and how to make adjustments to the weave along the way. Watch the diamond emerge as we interpret the pattern from paper to footstool frame.
Herringbone Pattern
Weave a classic herringbone pattern using natural flat reed. We'll cover the basics of setting up the warp, how to stagger and attach new pieces, and pick up a nifty way to use a scrap piece of reed to guide the material when spaces get really tight. At the end, we'll weave and tuck in those ends in style.
Fibre Rush Footstool
Rush patterns can be described as four triangles that meet in the centre. We'll learn how to prepare fibre rush for weaving, how to maintain a tight and consistent tension throughout, when to stuff the inside of the weave to create an attractive and comfortable surface, how to join new strands, and we'll finish off by completing the pattern with a figure eight weave.
Twisted Seagrass
Learn to weave a double-sided check pattern using twisted seagrass. In this class, we'll learn how to set up the warp and how to shift from warp to weave with ease. We'll also learn how to handle the material toward the end of the weaving when spacing becomes a challenge. By the end, you'll have a beautiful woven footstool you can be proud of!
Danish Cord: Basket Weave
Learn to weave a double sided basket weave pattern using Danish cord. Get a feel for this amazing three ply, paper based material that is used to weave many Danish Modern chair seats and backs. We'll cover topics such as how to set up proper tension, setting up the warp, how to transition from warp to weave, making knots, and completing the pattern with ease.
BYOC ~ Bring Your Own Chair: Hand Caning for Beginners & Improvers
If you've always wanted to learn how to weave a chair seat by hand or freshen up any previous hand caning experience, this class is perfect for beginners and improvers.
This is a multi-session course.
You'll be amazed as the octagonal pattern begins to emerge with each stage of the Seven Step method including a neat hand woven border.

(Any staining, finishing, or painting of the chair frame must be done prior to the class. Chairs must also be sturdy, and cannot have any loose joints or broken sections where the holes are located. All chairs must be assessed prior to the first day of class to determine material size requirements, and level of difficulty.)
BYOC ~ Bring Your Own Chair: Fibre Rush
Bring your own chair to this multi-session class where you will learn how to weave a seat using paper fibre rush. We will cover topics such as how to set up the weave on frames that are wider at the front and narrower at the back, how and where to join new strands, stuffing the inside of the seat, making adjustments along the way, and how to finish off the centre area with a figure eight weave.

(Any staining, finishing, or painting of the chair frame must be done prior to the class. Chairs must also be sturdy and cannot have any loose joints. All chairs must be assessed prior to the first day of class to determine level of difficulty.)