Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell

LINDSEY CAMPBELL

HANDWOVEN CANE

This workshop explores an ancient weaving craft called caning, where caned decor will be added to a cylindrical vessel. Artist and instructor Lindsey Campbell will introduce the materials, including a soy blend candle, strips of cane, and a few helpful tools that make this handwoven cane workshop beginner-friendly. She will cover the unique weaving sequence, which includes vertical, horizontal, and diagonal directions. You can choose to leave a raw edge on the finished product or add a border with thicker cane, which is included in the kit. Once you have your handwoven cane candle, you’ll want to start caning on every vessel you can find!

Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell

HISTORY OF CANING

Caning, also known as 'wicker,' is a popular method used to weave seating for chairs. It has a rich history dating back to ancient Egyptian times, as evidenced by artifacts such as King Tutankhamun's daybed. Caning experienced its peak of popularity when it was introduced to Europe in the 17th century. This technique involves utilizing the glossy skin from the trunk of the Rattan palm, which is native to Southeast Asia. The palm stalks are delicately stripped into thin lengths and then woven to create a solid, flat surface. Throughout history, the technique has remained relatively unchanged.

HANDWOVEN CANE HOME DECOR

Beyond caning around a candle, crafters can branch out and hand-weave cane around any type of vessel as long as it has straight sides. Caning is also used for weaving larger flat projects like seats or benches that can, in turn, become cane decorations for the home. Smaller home decor projects like drink or jewelry trays can also be adorned with woven cane.

Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell

The Curated Kit of Tools & Materials

This workshop includes:

  • A detailed digital workshop led by Lindsey Campbell of Hello Hydrangea
  • A live Maker Chat Q&A where you can join in on creative conversation with the artist and ask questions
  • Tools & materials from artisan suppliers, curated for you by Lindsey Campbell
  • PDF download with written instructions to complement the video tutorial

The tools & materials included in your kit:

  • Three-wick soy candle in the scent of your choice
  • Caning, 2-2.5mm
  • Caning, 3-4mm
  • Needle
  • Gel glue
  • Rubber bands
  • Ruler template

Materials to have at home: 

  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Bowl of water
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell

Materials for More Exploration

Autumn Spice Soy Candle
$22

This three-wick soy blend candle is an artful blend of warming allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon, with a subtle essence of baked apple pie, all gracefully accompanied by a touch of soothing vanilla. Handcrafted in the USA.

Citrus & Linen Soy Candle
$22

This three-wick soy blend candle emanates a gentle embrace of fresh citrus, and gentle florals infused with a comforting aura reminiscent of sunlit days and pure tranquility. Handcrafted in the USA.

Fir & Amber Soy Candle
$22

This three-wick soy blend candle is lively, invigorating, and infused with genuine notes of fir; fresh, airy notes of warm amber and earthy moss underscore this alluring scent. Handcrafted in the USA.

Clear Candle Vessel
$8

This empty candle vessel is perfect for crafters sensitive to fragrance or who prefer to add their own wax.

Cane Coil Bundle
$18

Fine and medium caning for weaving home decor accents or creating a seat, bench, or tray.

Wooden Trays & Caning Kit
$92

A bundle of fine and medium caning that can be woven into a pattern and placed inside each of the included wooden trays, one small and one large.

Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell

About the Artist: Lindsey Campbell

Lindsey Campbell stands as the artistic mind and educator behind Hello Hydrangea. Her weaving journey began with ingeniously creating her own loom using pins on a simple picture frame. She described the experience as enchanting and almost magical when she embarked on weaving endeavors. Following that initial project, Lindsey's exploration into the realm of weaving has encompassed a diverse range of expressions, spanning tapestries, rugs, furniture, garments, and baskets.

However, Lindsey's passion extends beyond her personal weaving endeavors. Through her array of online courses, published works, and hands-on workshops, her mission is to make weaving approachable and gratifying for individuals of all skill levels. Her guiding principle, "Create for Yourself," invites all creators to embrace the artistic journey, regardless of whether their creations are shared with the world or remain a private delight.

Lindsey resides in the serene expanse of the Sonoran desert in Arizona, USA, alongside her husband, two sons, a dog, a cat, and a flock of ten chickens. In addition to crafting, Lindsey manages a bustling household, indulges in reading, partakes in CrossFit training, and enjoys small-scale homesteading within her suburban backyard.

We can’t wait to see how your handwoven cane project turns out. Share your creative journey and finished creation with us by tagging @thecraftersbox + @hellohydrangea in your social posts. Don’t forget to use #thecraftersbox so our community can also see your workshop come to life. Happy making!

Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
Handwoven Cane Workshop with Lindsey Campbell
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