Jill has over 30 years experience in wicker restoration and chair seating.
Since 2015 the shop has conducted several comprehensive wicker restoration workshops for the individual looking to do wicker repair as a business, hobby or just to be a better wicker consumer and collector. Private lessons in wicker repair and chair seating may be negotiated on occasion. Check our calendar of events for classes and workshops.
Jill is a founding member of the SeatWeaver's Guild, an organization built from a desire to encourage and grow the craftsmanship of seat weaving methods. We are a national, non-profit educational group organized to promote and perpetuate the age-old craft of chair seat weaving. Our members are craftsmen, teachers and restoration artists with a deep desire to pass on the chair seat weaving trade to the public. Visit our website www.seatweaversguild.org for more information.
Wicker Repair Techniques
The Wicker Restoration Workshops have produced several students now doing wicker restoration. Here is a list of those individuals to assist you in finding a trained wicker restoration shop near you:
Jessica Miller - Allegan, Michigan
Laura & Karen Lott - Marysville, Illinois
Leslie Ryan - Flint Michigan area
MaryBeth Lodge - Caleb's Meadow Antiques
57 S. Main St. Waynesville, OH 45068
For a list of member businesses and teachers visit:
The Wicker Woman site has a registry of advertisers throughout the USA in many furniture repair capabilities as well as general information on wicker repair, maintenance and care.
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