Did you know that “chair caning” is only one of several different design patterns or techniques of chair seat weaving or chair seating?
And that there are many, many different kinds of materials to use in weaving all the other types of chair seat weaving?
For each of the techniques and methods of weaving listed below, the weaver uses a different type of material and weaving pattern and/or design.
There are basically three different kinds of chair caning alone:
- Traditional Hand or Hole-to-Hole Caning–uses strand cane
- Sheet Cane or Cane Webbing–uses loom-woven “sheet”
- Porch Cane or Round the Rung–uses wide binding cane or slab rattan
But there are several other kinds of chair seatweaving also, besides caning. However, the general public mistakenly tends to call all weaving techniques and materials, “chair caning.”
Here are a few of the other types of chair seat weaving, which I will discuss thoroughly in future posts:
- Natural Cattail Leaf Rush and Paper Fibre Rush
- Splints of oak, ash, hickory bark, or flat reed,
- Danish Modern Cord
- Skeined Willow
- Whole Willow