2 Day Chair Caning Workshop

About the Course

This course is two days long and will take place in JA Milton’s workshop in Ellesmere. You can either bring along your own piece of furniture or you can purchase a sample frame to work on. Sample frames take on average 6 hours to complete, so make an ideal first project.

The classes will be from around 9:15am until 4pm including a cold buffet lunch, and refreshments throughout the day. If you would like to come to us for a course we can recommend some of our local accommodation – further information can be found here.

The Dates:

All courses are currently suspended due to Covid-19 social distancing rules. We’ll get some new course dates planned as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Booking Your Course

The complete two day course will cost just £205 (+ VAT charged at the standard rate to become £246) including a cold buffet lunch and refreshments. We accept Credit, Debit cards and Paypal as well as Cheques and BACS payments. Please telephone Sue, Chris or Lee-Ann on 01691 624023 to book or learn more. If you’re looking to buy a course as a gift for someone, we can provide open-dated vouchers so that the recipient can choose when to attend. Please see our course terms and conditions here

Your Tutor

Brian Crossley

Brian has 55 years experience of chair caning. He is a Member of the Basketmakers’ Association and a Yeoman Member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers. Based in Chester, Brian takes commissions from all over the UK and has recaned furniture dating from 1670 up to the present. Brian has vast experience of teaching and gives talks and demonstrations of his craft to various groups around the world, as well as acting as an advisor to museums with regards to the historical significance  of their collections of cane furniture.