Today marks the 3 year anniversary since I began Emza's Chair Caning & Weaving! This summer also marks the 20th year since I first learned how to cane from my father and began to help him with his business Bill's Chair Caning & Rushing (now retired).
A big thank you to my husband who has put up with our house being perpetually full of chairs. And for being an extra set of hands to help me remove old weaving. I couldn't do it without him.
In the past year I have restored..... drum roll please..... 138 chairs, rockers, stools, wheel chairs, child's chairs, high chairs, etc. Not as many as I typically do, but I had some other things going on... In January we had our first baby- a little girl named Mina EMZA Uphill! I took off 3 months to get ready, recover, and enjoy our new little bundle. And I began my new full time job as mom at Mina, Inc.
My 4th year is going to be another interesting one while I continue to carve out time to get into workshop any way I can. Thank you to all my clients and especially the ones this past year that have been so understanding with adjusting to my new work schedule.
Here is to a very exciting 4th year!
-E Emza Uphill
Year 3 Blog Highlights
Our trip to Nashville, IN
July 31st-August 2nd we were in Nashville, IN for the annual SeatWeavers Guild Gathering. It was my first year as a member and first year attending. My dad was a member early on in it's creation, but never made it to any meetings. Working with a "lost art" it can be a pretty solitary experience day-to-day and I was excited to meet other professional weavers in the flesh.
And we're off!
E Emza Uphill