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How to Cane Your Antique Chair Lecture

     Join antiques dealer, Kandy Craig, at Garfield Farm Museum, on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 2pm for a chair caning demonstration. Wooden planks are not very comfortable for seating. Given that fact, the Egyptians figured this out. Their solution was the rush seat. Through the years many types of woven seats have been developed and used from cane to shaker tape. Seat weaving has been part of Kandy?s antique business for twenty-five years. Come learn about different types of seat weaving. The demonstration will cover the basics of seat weaving along with some background on its history. Examples of four types of seat weaving will be shown; caning, rush, splint, and shaker tape.

    Kandy Craig is a member of the Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association (CSADA). This lecture is part of an on-going series hosted by Garfield Farm Museum and CSADA to advance the public?s knowledge and awareness of history as revealed through antiques.

     The CSADA is a non profit business organization that imposes strict standards on its members for authenticity of their antique pieces and ethical conduct, courtesy, honesty and friendly professional service to the public. The CSADA has been a generous supporter of Garfield Farm Museum through the years.

    Garfield Farm Museum has been selected by the CSADA to be the beneficiary sponsor of their 52nd Fox Valley Antique Show to be held March 14th and 15th, 2009. Both the museum and CSADA are concerned with the education of the next generation of antique enthusiasts. If any business or organizations are also interested in support this educational cause, ad space is available for purchase in the show’s program guide. All ads will benefit Garfield Farm Museum. Amounts vary depending on space desired.

    Garfield Farm Museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL, off of Illinois Rt. 38 on Garfield Road. Garfield Farm is a former historically intact 1840s prairie farmstead and teamster inn that is being restored as a working 1840s farm. There is a $6 donation for the lecture and refreshments are included.  For other lecture information or to R.S.V.P. please contact (630) 584-8485 or email at Seats are limited, please respond promptly.

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