weaving kit for chair caning
with special weaving instructions
This type of chair seating goes by many names, chair caning, hand cane, strand cane
hand woven seat, chair cane bottom, hole cane, It is all chair caning,
that is woven by individual strands.

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If you want to weave a
hand cane seat
(or back)
that looks like this:

Cane Away

I developed and wrote these original chair caning
instructional steps over the years from actually caning
chairs and rockers and helping (and teaching) others.
I learned to cane from my Father who learned from his Mother. This is not the old traditional 7 step hand cane method. I shutter to think of all the hours wasted by not using this new method. This starts off differently, and then uses a special strand cane step to avoid a very frustrating weaving step. Chair seat weaving appears difficult,
but with these instructions your project will go easy.
The name Cane Away is a play on words,
with this method you will weave 'away' from yourself, not in the old traditional manner where you weave towards you.

We know chair caning has been around from Portugal in
the 1600's. The caning book by Marion Sober- Chair
Seating for Antique Chairs
that we publish discusses this. In this book she teaches the older traditional method of caning.

I also discuss several different ways of working the binder.
I explain how to weave a chair seat with no visible knots. A section on round seats and other shapes will help you.
A very professional, easy to use method.

My favorite section is The caners revenge. Caning
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

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Your weaving kit will contain:
strand chair cane with binder, caning awl, caning pegs (12)
and a chair caning how-to booklet -- Cane Away
All you will need to re-weave

chair caneone chair seat in natural strand canechair cane
You will need:

A Chair with holes drilled through the frame
scissors, and water to soak the cane.
The kit will contain everything else.

Your Choices:
these are full 330 foot hanks compare to others kits
at 250 or 270 feet
materials needed
quantities of material needed
cane seats chair caning weaving kits with natural strand cane
you need to measure to determine which size of cane to use
This special weaving cane seat instruction booklet Cane Away is time tested with
easy to follow hand drawn diagrams, and step by step instructions

A hand woven cane seat maybe easily woven with our kits

strand cane sizes
for chair cane
330 foot bundles

millimeter
size of cane
center
to
center
size of
drilled
hole
how to measure
Carriage chair cane
1.50 mm
1/8"
1/8"
Super-fine chair cane
1.75 mm
3/8"
1/8"
Fine-Fine chair cane
2.00 mm
1/2"
3/16"
Fine chair cane
2.50 mm
9/16"
3/16"
Narrow Medium cane
2.75 mm
5/8"
1/4"
Medium chair cane
3.00 mm
3/4"
1/4"
Common chair cane
3.50 mm
7/8"
5/16"
To determine the correct size of cane for your chair caning kit, you need to measure
from the center of one drilled hole to the center of the next drilled hole.
And an accurate measurement of the drilled hole size.
If in doubt, drop down to the smaller size.
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$25.40
carriage cane kit
please read about quantities of material needed
carriage cane is very small at 1.5mm and is not widely used
330 foot bundles
thanks for your order! extra lots of carriage cane $13.25
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$25.40
superfine cane kit
superfine cane is very delicate at 1.75mm
330 foot bundles
thanks for your order! extra lots of superfine cane $13.25
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$25.50
fine fine cane kit
supplies and tools fine fine cane is still on the small side at 2.00mm
330 foot bundles
thanks for your order! extra lots of fine fine cane $13.25
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$27.90
fine cane kit
fine cane is a very popular size at 2.50mm
330 foot bundles
thanks for your order! extra lots of fine cane $15.50
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$29.25
narrow medium cane kit
narrow medium cane is a very popular size at 2.50mm
330 foot bundles
thanks for your order! extra lots of narrow medium cane $16.50
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$29.95
medium cane kit
supplies and tools medium cane is another very popular size at 3.0mm
330 foot bundles
thanks for your order! extra lots of medium cane $17.25
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$31.50
common cane kit
; common cane is a rarely used size at 3.5mm
330 foot bundles
thanks for your order! extra lots of common cane $18.00

materials neededquantities of material needed
These hand cane weaving seat kits are intended to re-seat an average chair seat. This pattern, works best on seats, and backs
Sometimes there are arm panels and tables that are also canned. They are all done basically the same way.
Most backs are large, so they may take a kit plus an extra lot to complete.

Cane is the outer skin or bark of the Rattan Vine, a climbing palm from the jungles of South East Asia.
This is used to weave chair seats, wrap some wicker furniture, and make certain types of baskets.
We only stock high quality cane, the best there is available for your chair caning project.
This type of chair seating goes by many names, chair caning, hand cane, strand cane, hand woven seat, chair cane bottom,
hole cane. It is all chair caning, that is woven by hand.
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