News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - TaleWeavers is committed to preserving the heritage of early America through the research and restoration of antiques and folk crafts. Designs are researched to reflect accurate techniques and materials to the appropriate era.
TaleWeavers restores early American furnishings with woven seats and wicker furniture. The restoration process may include furniture preparation, replacement of chair parts, and the reweaving of a chair seat. Reweaving may include strand or web caning, fiber rush, Danish cord, wicker, and splint seat weaving.
We provide a unique educational service for the recreational crafts community. We teach in the workshop setting and will demonstrate at antique and craft shows. We assemble kits for all of the various folk crafts, including seatweaving of all types. If you have the interest, we have the resources. We provide you with the instruction, the materials and tools you need for the craft construction, and the support to manage and direct your learning, one on one, with an educational specialist.
Charles began weaving baskets 30 years ago, starting with a basket making class offered at the Shaver's Creek Nature Center in Pennsylvania. He has worked in seatweaving for the past 15 years. He is mostly self-educated in the seatweaving and chair repair and restoration.
Florence is an accomplished weaver and quilter. Her work complements the folk art and baskets of TaleWeavers with basket liners, Irish waxed linen baskets, and other fiber arts products.
Charles and Florence's children take part in the work of TaleWeavers as well. They contribute in the creation of TaleWeavers products and assist with educational classes, festivals and antique shows as their schedules allow.
We bring the history of an era, a craftsman, and a family to renewed meaning.