Fan Weave seat weaving kit
with special weaving instructions
This type of chair seating is a old pattern I discovered, revived and named.

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If you want to weave a
Fan Weave seat
that looks like this:

Finger Lakes Fan Weave

I 'discovered' this chair pattern in the Finger Lakes
region of New York state when I purchased
an attractive old porch chair.
As I developed and wrote these original instructions
I also learned many interesting facts
about the manufacturer.
They were a very prolific company
producing porch chairs and porch rockers.
This lake region was a prime resort area a hundred
odd years ago, as much the New England's coast was.
New England has a well know pattern:
New England Porch Weave.

This is a different pattern that was developed
and woven on the chairs and rockers
for the resorts in upstate New York.
One of the things that makes this pattern different is how it fans across the front of the seat instead of squaring off the seat, and weaving the gussetts later. The backs are normally woven in the Herringbone pattern

Chair seat weaving appears difficult,
but with these instructions your project will go easy.
The name is a tribute to the area, where many
survivors may still be found.
The tradition material was Medium Binder cane,
but there are several very acceptable alternatives.

There have recently been several 'knockoffs'
to this pattern book.
They say imitation is flattery, but the directions
are distressing to me.
It is important to weave a solid, tight seat, your time and craftsmanship is important.


Caning (seat weaving) is fun,
and as I discuss the frame of mind is important.
Sit back, take the pressure away, and enjoy the process.

Thank You
K C Parkinson,
here to help and answer your questions

fan weave seat

this is an close weave
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Your weaving kit will contain:
A 1 lb. coil of Natural Reed, or Binder Cane,
an Instructional booklet, and tacks.
All you will need to re-weave
chairseatweaving kit
one chair seat in the fan weave patternchairseatweaving kit
You will need:

A Chair with rungs
A hammer, scissors, a small block of wood, a ruler,
water to soak the material, and a pencil

fan weave instructions
This herringbone weave variation Instruction booklet is time tested with easy to follow
hand drawn diagrams, and step by step instructions
that are easy to follow.


A Finger Lakes Fan Weave seat maybe
easily woven with one of our kits

Your Choices:
Finger Lakes Fan Weave kits with reed
chairseatweaving kit$16.85 ea.chairseatweaving kit
natural, stainable
materials needed
quantities of material needed

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3/16 Flat Oval Reed size kit -- nice appearance,on the lighter side, FLAT OVAL REED
Flat Oval Reed 3/16
weaves great detail
extra lots of 3/16 Flat Oval Reed from $13.45 ea thanks for your order!
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1/4 Flat Oval Reed size kit -- nice appearance,on the lighter side, FLAT OVAL REED
Flat Oval Reed 1/4
please read about quantities of material needed.
extra lots of 1/4 Flat Oval Reed from $13.45 ea thanks for your order!

chairseatweaving kitFinger Lakes Fan Weave kits with Binder canechairseatweaving kit
natural Rattan with the bark, does not stain

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Medium Binder size kit -- nice appearance, great detail The traditional material WIND BINDING CANE
Medium Binder 5 - 5.5mm
$27.59 please read about quantities of material needed.
extra lots of medium binding cane from $24.00 ea thanks for your order!
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Wide Binder kit -- nice appearance, best on larger chairs or rockers WIND BINDING CANE
Wide Binder 6 - 6.5mm
$32.49
extra lots of 7mm wide binding cane from $29.00 ea thanks for your order!
materials neededquantities of material needed
These fan weave seat kits are intended to re-seat an average chair seat. This pattern, may also be woven on
big old porch chairs, and large porch rockers . Seats only, do do a back please use the herringbone Instructions.
To re- seat a porch rocker (seat and back) three seat lots are required,
(one kit plus; 2 extra lots) or - to do just a large seat, 2 lots would be used.
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