This years SeatWeavers' Guild, Inc Annual Gathering took place in Asheville, NC at the Folk Art Center along the Blue Ridge Parkway from July 30-31st. This was my second year attending and first time away from my daughter! My dad came along with me this year and we represented 2 generations of caners.
My dad and I took off early from Columbus, OH to make it to Asheville, NC in time to unload our chairs and supplies at the Folk Art Center and to make it to Brandy and Dave's shop before it closed for the weekend.
We knew we were in the south when the *KUDZU* started appearing along the roadway. The plant that carpets and drapes everything in it's path. I had never seen the lumpy oddity before in the flesh. Exciting in a invasive species way...
After we dropped off our things at the Folk Art Center and checked in for our badges and goody bags, we headed over to Silver River Center for Chair Caning in the River Arts district of Asheville, NC.
I can't help but be jealous of their S P A C E to work, their museum, and room for education with examples. So much hard work has gone into everything. Super high fives Brandy and Dave!
E Emza Uphill