Learn how to repair and restore furniture on this special hands-on workshop at our Cotswolds farm.

Upholsterer Electra Read-Dagg will host the 4 hour session, sharing the essential skills needed to master the art of caning by hand using natural rattan. You will work with a 20x20cm oak frame, which can be hung on a wall as a decorative item as well as used as a reference for any future caning endeavours. You will also be given a simple step-by-step handout of the process to take home.

As this is a practical workshop, we recommend wearing casual clothes and footwear. All course materials and tuition are included.

About Electra Read-Dagg

Electra is a creative upholsterer based in North London. Her passion for furniture has been nurtured by her work in traditional and modern upholstery, caning and seat rushing. Over the past two years she has had a growing demand in particular for chair caning.

Electra is currently producing work for restaurants, private commissions and her own designed furniture. She is AMUSF qualified and is in her 6th year of upholstery. Electra trained at Wendy Shorter School in Hertfordshire and went on to work for fellow upholsterers and artists, using furniture to express their art.

Her recent work ‘Inka’ was exhibited at the Geffrye museum and The National Centre for Craft & Design as part of an exhibition called Evolution to Revolution curated by Second Sitters.

With the growing demand of caned furniture, Electra started her workshops, sharing her knowledge and suppliers to the workshop participants.


Date: Friday 5th April 2019

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Daylesford Kingham

Price: £80 per person

Booking: Book online below. For further information please call Michole Jeynes on 01608 731 700 or email MICHOLE.JEYNES@DAYLESFORD.COM

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