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What’s the 4th Way to Start a Paper Rush Seat?

What’s the 4th Way to Start a Paper Rush Seat?

Let’s do a review here of the variety of ways to begin “squaring up” a trapezoidal seat before I show you the fourth method to start a paper rush seat, OK? This page may contain affiliate links since The Wicker Woman® participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. When you make a purchase through one of these links, I receive a small compensation without […]

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Starting to Rush That Chair Seat?

Starting to Rush That Chair Seat?

Are you a new chair seat weaver? Getting into this seatweaving craft for either fun or profit? Are you intimidated by weaving your first paper rush seat? If so, then maybe this post will be a big help to get you on the right track. Rushing to start? Choose your best method **This post contains affiliate links, so when you make a purchase, I receive […]

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Joining paper rush using hog ring pliers

Joining paper rush using hog ring pliers

Well, this topic of joining paper rush strands using hog ring pliers is one that I thought I’d already covered here on the Weavin’ Wicker Woman blog, but I can’t find one single post on it, so here goes… This page may contain affiliate links since The Wicker Woman® participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. When you make a purchase through one of […]

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Paper Rush Seat Weaving Tip-How to start

Paper Rush Seat Weaving Tip-How to start

Steps to begin weaving paper rush seat We’ve had some lively discussions over the years on the SeatWeaving & Chair Caning Forum–The Chair Caner’s Community Hub™ with several members sharing and giving a paper rush seat weaving tip. The latest paper rush seat weaving tips thread from March 2013, deals with various methods of starting the gusset strands or short filler strands on a trapezoidal […]

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New use for old wicker material–Wednesday Wicker Wisdom

New use for old wicker material–Wednesday Wicker Wisdom

WEDNESDAY WICKER WISDOM–Today’s topic is about creativity in using an old wicker material in a new innovative way. Well, it’s probably not so innovative, just different… A while back a customer brought in this small footstool that had been woven in a checkerboard pattern, using #4 paper fibre rush. It was in sad shape and needed the seat replaced, as you can see. I have […]

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Paper Rush Manufacturer

Paper Rush Manufacturer

MONDAY MENTION–I was surfing around trying to find some more chair caning blogs like this one that I blogged about before, when I discovered that a favorite caning supply company, Peerless Rattan Company has a blog, too! Got to looking around and reading past posts when I saw this one on a paper fibre rush manufacturing company right here in the States! Read the Peerless […]

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Tuesday Tips–Paper Rush Seatweaving

Tuesday Tips–Paper Rush Seatweaving

A while back I made a post about weaving with paper fibre rush and the perils of not stuffing the seats with cardboard or something else to protect the strands.  https://www.wickerwoman.com/tuesday-tips-paper-rush-weaving.html I was having problems with my photo editor on the blog that day, so was not able to post the picture of the seat I was describing. So are some pictures and reasons to […]

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Chair Caning Class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Chair Caning Class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Well things have finally settled down enough around here after my trip to the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, Indiana last month, for me to post some of the pictures we took during my chair caning class. Here’s a picture of the class weaving their “over the rail” diamond wide binding segment of the chair seat weaving two-day class. Here’s a class picture […]

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Tuesday Tips–Paper Rush Weaving

Tuesday Tips–Paper Rush Weaving

Tuesday Chair Caning Tips–You have the seat weaving problems, I’ll try to solve them for you! The Problem: Have you ever seen a broken paper rush seat like this before with all the strands cut on the front rail ? Have any idea what happened here? All rails are flat about 3″-4″ wide and are not round dowels. The reason this break in the paper […]

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The Versatile Post and Rail Chair Seats–Tuesday Tips

The Versatile Post and Rail Chair Seats–Tuesday Tips

I’ve always liked weaving “post and rail” chair seats, ones that have rungs on them, because the materials and weaving patterns to choose from are practically limitless. Here’s just a small sampling of some of the different ways you can treat these marvelous chair seats when you restore them. Many of the chair frames will be best suited to a particular weaving material and design, […]

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