Rope Weaving Techniques for Colorful Chairs

A course by Clara Arpini , Designer and Artisan

Designer and Artisan. Cassano d'Adda, Italy.
Joined January 2022

Learn basic seat mending and rope weaving techniques to give old chairs a new life with colorful, eye-catching patterns

  • Italian with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (70)
  • 4442 students

Learn basic seat mending and rope weaving techniques to give old chairs a new life with colorful, eye-catching patterns

A course by Clara Arpini

Weaves, colors and a lot of imagination: these are the ingredients to create original seats and give new life to forgotten chairs, stools, benches or tables. Clara Arpini, designer and artisan specialized in the creation of furniture elements with weaving and straw weaving techniques , will accompany you in this online course to teach you how to renew an old seat with different types of ropes and yarns .

Clara founded the Nodo brand, with which she recovers objects and traditions to create design products in a completely handmade way. Together with her you will discover traditional and modern weaving techniques , you will see all the different types of cords and yarns used for warp and weft and you will give vent to your creativity by giving shape to colorful patterns . Create modern and original frames and give a new identity to your old chairs.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 15 downloads

Italian with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (70)
  • 4442 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 23m)
  • 15 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Italian
  • Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You will renew an old seat by covering it with the checkered weaving technique.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

The course is aimed at anyone who wants to create a colorful and original seat starting from an old structure.

Requirements and materials

You don't need special knowledge to take the course, but it can help to have experience in the world of weaving and basketry.

As for the materials you will need sheets, pencils, crayons, a cutter, scissors, a crochet hook to act as a needle and other tools that the teacher will list for you during the course. For the weaving instead you will need recyclable PPL rope or other alternative materials that you will discover together with Clara.


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Clara Arpini

A course by Clara Arpini

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Designer and Artisan

Clara Arpini is a designer and artisan originally from a small town near Milan. Raised in a creative family, Clara worked for many years in the restaurant business, until she accidentally discovered her passion for the world of straw-weaving and weaving while observing an old grandmother's sitting.

Since then he began to train and follow courses, also participating in craft markets around Italy. Thus he began to receive commissions from private individuals and to collaborate with designers, architects, fairs and events. Today it has its own brand, Nodo, which provides modern or traditional straw-making services and which also offers furnishing accessories.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Sources of inspiration
  • U2

    Learning to weave: basic techniques

    • Work tools
    • Alternative materials
    • Weaving techniques and types of structures
    • Traditional straw and wedges 1
    • Traditional straw and wedges 2
    • Interweaving with blanks and checkered stuffing 1
    • Interweaving with blanks and checkered stuffing 2
  • U3

    Weave the structure

    • Read and draw a diagram
    • Cleaning and stringing a stool
    • Weave the warp
    • Weave the plot
  • U4

    Latest tips

    • Maintenance
    • Repair
  • FP

    Final project

    • Rope Weaving Techniques for Colorful Chairs

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Rope Weaving Techniques for Colorful Chairs. Craft course by Clara Arpini

Rope Weaving Techniques for Colorful Chairs

A course by Clara Arpini
Designer and Artisan. Cassano d'Adda, Italy.
Joined January 2022
  • 99% positive reviews (70)
  • 4442 students