Stool Caning Workshop to be Held in Van Buren

Chair Caning Stool

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News Release Date: April 24, 2017

Contact: Cathy Runge, 573-323-8028

Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814

VAN BUREN, MO:  Everything’s more fun with family! In celebration of Mother’s Day we invite mothers and daughters to enjoy a hands-on course about traditional chair caning techniques on Saturday, May 6. The class will be held at the Ozark National Scenic Riverways Visitor Center in Van Buren, MO. Class size is limited and reservations are required.  

Local artisan Linda Straugh will provide handmade oak stools and will demonstrate how to weave the seat bottom using smoked, flat woven reed. When you’re finished, you will leave with a beautiful, functional and decorative stool ready to use! Not to mention, you’ll learn the skills to re-cane your favorite antique chair or family heirloom. All materials are provided.  

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The workshop will take approximately four to six hours, with a lunch break included. Participants may wish to bring a lunch or plan to purchase lunch locally. Call Park Ranger Cathy Runge at 573-323-4806 for more information and to reserve your spot.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding natural resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people. For more park information, visit the park’s Facebook page or website at, or phone (573)323-4236.

Last updated: April 24, 2017

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