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Chair Caning Tip of the Day — Correct Weaving Direction

Do you know there’s a right and wrong way of weaving with strand chair cane? Whaaaat? There’s a wrong way to weave a strand of cane when chair caning? “No wonder I’m so frustrated,” you say? Yes, believe it or not, there is a correct way and direction to pull/weave the strands of cane on a hole-to-hole cane chair seat to make sure you don’t […]

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Mammaw’s Rocker Revival

FRIDAY FEATURE–Recently Mindy King, Vice President of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc., taught a splint seat weaving class at Woodcraft in Parkersburg, West Virgina. The kind folks at Woodcraft made a wonderful video documenting the restoration of “Mammaw’s Rocker” and subsequent seat weaving class. Click above on this blog title to Read More and see the video. Enjoy!   LIKE THIS POST? Subscribe to get updates!

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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–Chair Caning Helper

Tuesday Tips–Chair Caning Helper

Ever have one of those chair caning jobs where you’re working on a hole-to-hole cane rocker that simply won’t stay put when you’re trying to weave the seat? The rocker moves back and forth, back and forth, and is uncooperative, making the weaving task very difficult? Well, here’s today’s Tuesday Tip for Chair Caning–Take a couple hippo clips or spring clamp and clip one to […]

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New Chair Caners added to Furniture Repair Directory™

New Chair Caners added to Furniture Repair Directory™

April brought two new additions to the National Furniture Repair Directory™ in the Seatweaving section. Welcome to the two new businesses in the Seatweaving section that are located in California. Tim’s Chair Caning is a returning advertiser from Berkeley and the other business is Sue’s Seat Weaving in Torrence. So if you are near either of these two chair caning specialists and need some chair […]

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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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Directory ™ on WickerWoman.com Celebrating Sixth Year Online!

Directory ™ on WickerWoman.com Celebrating Sixth Year Online!

Little did I realize that in the six years that my National Furniture Repair Directory has been online, would it have served so many people–customers as well as the advertisers listed there! Starting with just a handful of chair caners, wicker repair folks, furniture refinishers and upholsterers from the Seatweaving & Chair Caning Forum , we have now grown to 85 listings in the Seatweaving/Chair […]

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Former Glory in the UK has new blog!

Former Glory in the UK has new blog!

My good internet friends, Tim and Kim, owners of Former Glory, a seat weaving supply and restoration company located in the United Kingdom now have a brand new blog! It’s here on Blogger.com and can be found at http://seatweaving.blogspot.com Be sure to visit their new blog soon, there’s always something interesting that they are posting about! Congrats, guys nice to see you in the blogosphere! […]

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Hand-Twisted Rush Seatweaving in 2008 Campbell Folk School Catalog

Hand-Twisted Rush Seatweaving in 2008 Campbell Folk School Catalog

I received the 2008 full-color catalog for the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina today! It features my hand-twisted natural rush seatweaving class, offered June 29-July 5, 2008. I poured over each class listing (after reading the description of my Hand-Twisted Natural Cattail & Bulrush Seatweaving course, first), and was really impressed by the vast number of new classes and new instructors. […]

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