Cathryn Peters has been restoring wicker furniture, weaving chair seats and teaching those skills for over 40 years. She has a special passion for passing on her skills to others, so the craft does not become a lost art.
Cathryn has taught chair caning, other seat weaving techniques, and basketry across the country through woodworking schools, folk schools, basket guild workshops, and community education programs. And her antler basketry is frequently juried into art exhibitions and gallery shows nationwide.
Her efforts in the craft business, furniture restoration, and basketry world are mentioned in many books and periodicals including the Crafts Report, Basket Bits, Splint Woven Basketry, and most recently, English Arts and Crafts Furniture by cabinet maker, Nancy Hiller.
Cathryn is a founding member of the first and only North American chair caning guild, called The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.® and served two terms as President since its inception in 2007 until 2011.