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Craft for a Greater Good Hands-on Workshop at YAYA - Day 2: Chair Transformations through Upholstery & Seat Weaving

Saturday, Jun 10 2:30 – 5:15 in YAYA Arts Center

YAYA Arts Center
3322 LaSalle Street
New Orleans, LA — 70115


Craft for a Greater Good (CGG) is an initia­tive of The Furni­ture Society to connect with and serve our annual confer­ence cities through part­ner­ships and the creation of impact­ful projects. For the last two years we were lucky to share this initia­tive with our part­ners in Asheville: BeLoved and UNCA Steam Studio. Furni­ture Society members and local partic­i­pants made and repur­posed furni­ture for the homes being built for the BeLoved Village, a deeply afford­able neigh­bor­hood in the heart of Asheville, NC. This year we are part­ner­ing with YAYA, a youth service orga­ni­za­tion based in NOLA.

Join us at YAYA for two immer­sive after­noons during the confer­ence as we cele­brate the power of collab­o­ra­tion and commu­nity and launch the next chapter of CGG!

Day 2: Chair Trans­for­ma­tions Through Uphol­stery & Seat Weaving

After an immer­sive day of bring­ing these chairs to life through the use of sculp­tural shapes and color, in part two of the work­shop, Annie Evelyn and Ellie Richards will lead the group through two methods of creat­ing comfort and complet­ing the seat form by intro­duc­ing tradi­tional seat uphol­stery and seat weaving tech­niques. As a way to tell the story of last year’s CGG part­ner­ship and connect it towards the YAYA story­telling chairs, Annie and Ellie are excited to bring these very useful skills forward to the NOLA team and FS attendees!

This year we are part­ner­ing with YAYA, a youth service orga­ni­za­tion based in NOLA

All mate­ri­als provided — just bring along your imagination!

Chairs will be auctioned at YAYA’s annual fundraiser with proceeds bene­fit­ing a local organization.