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Three chair caning design samples

Three chair caning design samples

Here are some chair caning samples that I did a while ago that I think you’ll enjoy seeing. This first cane chair seat is a wide binding cane seat on an unmarked hickory frame rustic rocker. I think it’s either an Old Hickory rocker or It could be Old Hickory or the Indiana Chair Company or a copy from another chair manufacturer. But to be […]

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How-to Make a Birch Bark Basket

How-to Make a Birch Bark Basket

  TUESDAY BASKET WEAVING TIPS– In an effort to make more posts about basketmaking here on my blog, I went looking around on YouTube to see what I could find that was interesting and new to me about basketweaving. Several of the basket guilds also have blogs and websites featuring their members that work with birch bark, too, but I wanted to find a video […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day–Tuesday Tips

Happy Valentine’s Day–Tuesday Tips

  TUESDAY TIPS –In honor of Valentine’s Day, this Tuesday Tips is about making a heart shaped basket. You can weave them out of birch bark as I did for a  basketry class a few years ago. Or you can make yours out of paper as the tutorial from the Handweavers Guild of America shows here . Happy Weaving! Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much~~ […]

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Bevel inside chair cane edge–Tuesday Tips

Bevel inside chair cane edge–Tuesday Tips

TUESDAY WEAVING TIPS–Bevel the Inside Chair Rail Edge Surely you’ve seen several hole-to-hole cane seats that are broken and need to be replaced? Maybe they looked somewhat like this one below where the cane has totally failed… Many times the cause of a seat failure like this is due to a sharp edge on the inside rail of the chair, cutting the cane. If you […]

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How tight is too tight in chair caning?

How tight is too tight in chair caning?

TUESDAY TIP OF THE DAY–Today’s blog post is about a situation that new chair caners encounter frequently and it’s a question I’m asked many times during the chair caning classes I teach. “How tight is too tight when you are caning a traditional, hole-to-hole, strand cane chair seat?” I have always set up the first four rows or steps a little on the loose side, […]

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Revisiting the Powder Post Beetle on Baskets

Revisiting the Powder Post Beetle on Baskets

FRIDAY FEATURE–Revisiting the Powder Post Beetle on Baskets This post is a reprint taken from my newsletter sent through Yahoo! Groups for nearly seven years from  1999-2007 with a subscriber list of 800+ Wicker Woman’s Weavings http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WickerWomansWeavings/ Volume 9, Issue 3, March 2007Library of Congress ISSN: 1543-8287Copyright © 2007, All World Rights Reserved Revisiting the Powder Post Beetle — Have you ever noticed little piles of […]

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Chair Caning Wedges–Tuesday Tip of the Day

Chair Caning Wedges–Tuesday Tip of the Day

TUESDAY TIP OF THE DAY–Tools for applying sheet cane webbing Applying sheet cane webbing? Having problems getting the caning down into the grove? Try using some specially made wooden chair caning wedges to insert the cane webbing into the groove around the perimeter of the panel. This page may contain affiliate links since WickerWoman.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an […]

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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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Tuesday Tips–Balance that basket!

Tuesday Tips–Balance that basket!

Do you have a problem getting those egg, melon, buttocks or antler baskets to sit flat enough so they don’t tip over or rock? Well, here’s my solution–wet the basket down thoroughly, then fill the basket with heavy canned goods, bricks, pop cans or anything else you can think of  so it will sit as you’d like. Then let the basket sit over night to […]

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