Dec 2016

To create the functional framework for these woven seats, I learned to cut and weld metal and to make welding jigs. This chair integrates traditional New England Shaker tape weaving patterns with a modern metal chair design. I hand dyed the nylon webbing deep blue and experimented with different weaving patterns before arriving at this one.

To practice creating consistent repeats, I simultaneously constructed a second version using tubular steel. The use of jigs and practiced, precise cutting and welding were necessary to achieve accurate, matching dimensions. I hand-dyed the cotton webbing a dusty red and wove a similar Shaker inspired pattern across the metal framework.