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Artist in Residence–What’s That?

Artist in Residence–What’s That?

I’ve been asked to be an Artist in Residence! A few months ago I was asked to be the September Artist in Residence at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota. My stint will be for four days, Thursday-Sunday, September 22-25, 2016. North House is way up on the northeastern edge of Minnesota, located on the north side of beautiful Lake Superior, only 40 […]

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What’s up with the different email systems?

What’s up with the different email systems?

From Feedburner, to MailChimp to ConvertKit? Sorry, but it’s been a while since I last made a blog post, huh? I’m back in action again and will be giving a full explanation of my absence and why I dropped out in my monthly newsletter. In this post, I’ll be letting you in behind the scenes a bit to see what it’s like for us bloggers […]

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Opening a wicker repair shop–#Throwback-Thursday

Opening a wicker repair shop–#Throwback-Thursday

#THROWBACK-THURSDAY–Opening a wicker repair shop I have always carried on my business at home so I could care for my children when they were young, and to save on expenses afterward. But in 1991, when the kids were in junior and high school, I found a very good, (make that cheap) place to rent in a small town only 10 miles away from where I […]

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Mike Meyer Signs creates Wicker Woman sign 1991

Mike Meyer Signs creates Wicker Woman sign 1991

Today’s post is a Throwback Thursday— Mike Meyer Signs of Mazeppa, MN circa 1991, putting up my sign for my wicker studio in Zumbro Falls, MN at The Wicker Woman shop. As many of you may know, Mike Meyer Sign Company located in the tiny southeastern town of Mazeppa, Minnesota has become quite famous of late. He’s been passing on the traditional craft of hand-painted […]

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Keeping a furniture repair appointment log

Keeping a furniture repair appointment log

Stop the crazies-schedule your furniture repair jobs  Are you in the chair caning, wicker, upholstery or refinishing business and find yourself overwhelmed with all your business clients? Is everyone asking for your services at the same time? Need to take a breather before you go crazy?  Is the business coming at you too fast and furious? We should be so lucky, huh? Well, maybe you are […]

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WickerWoman.com Site Upgrades 2015

WickerWoman.com Site Upgrades 2015

The WickerWoman.com site upgrades for 2015 are just rolling out after lurking in the background for several months now. Hopefully we’ve gotten all the bugs out, but if you spot something amiss, be sure to let me know. Google Responsive Compliant We recently went through a complete overhaul on the site behind the scenes, making it totally responsive now. So now static pages and the […]

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More Blog and Site Changes

More Blog and Site Changes

  HAVE YOU NOTICED THE CHANGES???? Well, I’m not too sure what’s going on with me, maybe it’s anticipating the change in the seasons,(that hopefully will be coming soon), but we’ve just made more massive changes to both the blog and the website itself over the last couple weeks. Can you tell? Started by changing from three columns to two, which presented problems of its […]

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Chair Caning Businesses on Facebook Pages

Chair Caning Businesses on Facebook Pages

  FRIDAY FEATURE–Chair Caning on Facebook Pages We are having a great time over on the Seatweaving & Chair Caning Forum with the discussion about making Facebook business pages for your chair caning business! I started the thread by telling the caning forum members that it’s an easy thing to do, setting up a business Facebook biz page, and is a great way for you […]

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