It began in 2011 when, newly engaged, Buffie sat on an old Bentwood side chair of Gary's, and the seat, long overdue for a reweave, broke. Fortunately, one of their neighbors was a master blind weaver, and taught Buffie what she needed to know to fix it. Ever enterprising, and having crafting skills in her Mi'Kmaq genes, Buffie then began crafting an original line of children's woven chairs, rockers and stools and started selling them at a local farmers' market. She soon realized there was a strong need for someone to reweave customers' existing antique furniture, and since 2012 that has also been a focus of Maritime Weavers.
Working with fibres as diverse as string cane, press cane, split ash, Danish cord, paper and natural rush, binder cane, blind cane and more, Buffie has mastered whatever your furniture needs!
While the craft of furniture weaving hasn't changed much over the centuries, our personal status has - we had been based in the southeastern United States since 2011, but relocated to Saint John, NB on New Years' Eve 2020. Our home studio is now in our 100-year old house near the Bay, just a stone's throw from the Carleton Martello tower.
We so look forward to reweaving your furniture, teaching in-person and virtual weaving classes and selling our original creations!
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as our journey continues!