Mical Wilmoth Carton has had a lot of experience doing those double-sided chairs and has posted here about them many times. Do a Search here for her posts on blind caning and double-sided cane and staining them.
Then too, it would be a good idea for you to purchase some instruction books to have on hand in the SAGE resource library for these occasions. You can make your purchases through my Amazon affiliate on my website and also here at the top of the page. Click on the links, then key in the name of the book you want to purchase.
You can go to my website on the Seatweaving FAQ page to see which ones I recommend, or go by this list, too:
Seat Weaving by Ricky Holdstock Chair Seating by Johnson, Barratt & Butcher The Complete Guide to Chair Caning by Widess The Caner's Handbook by Widess
I would appreciate help with a barrel shaped chair with double walled side panels; does anyone have suggestions related to how the second side is woven? The customer wants the the cane stained; how... more
As Cathryn said, I've had experience with this, along with others on this list. #1 - If the cane needs to be stained (inside and out), it must be colored before the caning is done. Ritt dye works... more
Thanks for the suggestion about the book and I will suggest that we add it to our library. I just looked at the posts related to blind caning (Mical Wilmot Carlton); that certainly looks like the... more
Hi Madeline! Again, it would be nice to know where you are!!!! Tools are anything that allow you to weave the cane (steps 2/4, and the diagonals) without dislodging the previous steps. I have a tool... more
Re: double wall blind caning The Wicker Woman,Tue May 29 1:40pm
Located this book and hopefully will have it in my hands soon; thanks for the suggestion. We already own The Caners Handbook and it is an excellent source. It was very helpful when I started caning... more
Hi Greg and anyone else who is looking for our book ..... I am one of the Authors of the book Chair Seating. We have a website and the link is as follows:- www.chairseating.co.uk The price is £20.00... more
Greg this is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Chair-Seating-Techniques-Willow-Cords/dp/0852197365 don't think about the used price of $30 that is lower than published price and new copy's are going... more
The book, "Chair Seating" by Johnson, Barratt & Butcher can be found right here on Amazon Greg: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=chair+seating +... more
I have no idea Mindy and don't remember the direct website URL for it either. Bonnie Rashleigh had it two years ago and was in contact with the women, I believe. Could look it up in our past TSWG... more
Thanks John, http://www.chairseating.co.uk./ The worldwide price plus shipping is 31.50 british pounds which is $48.26 and they take every major credit card so ordering is as easy as if it were in... more
Hi Greg Yesterday I started with Google and found many copies; it seems to be available only as a used copy. The price varies considerably as you will see. I was able to purchase through Amazon.... more