Learn to weave a chair or stool with holes drilled into the seat frame.
How to tell if your chair is laced cane: You will see loops of cane underneath the chair. You will also see a larger piece of cane at the edge of the cane pattern which has been sewn on the frame.
General: Hand or Laced caning is also called “the seven step method”or “six way pattern.” Caning requires hours of concentration and practice. Each step has each own subtleties. It takes completion of many seats to REALLY get the hang of it….so be patient with yourself, and enjoy learning this skill.
Don’t have time for a class? Try it with a book or online. To be honest, I was largely self-taught and caned chairs incorrectly for 3 years before really nailing down proper technique. So be patient, weave with other people, join an online forum, check out some YouTube videos, re-read your chair caning books…there is ALWAYS something new to learn. Try new tools, new methods, never stop learning!
Hand-Woven / Laced Caning NEXT CLASS April 20-24, 2019 Monday-Friday 10-5
Learn hand-woven caning on a chair seat in this week-long class.