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 which I developed locally in conjunction with a machine shop owner. Also a variety of small hooks, including crochet hooks, and small hemostats (dental tools primarily, and a couple of surgical clamps I've acquired at computer shows over the years).
If you've not worked with curved frames as yet, it will take you a bit of practice to get comfortable doing that. Double wall cane and curves are challenging as well. So you should be prepared to take time to learn the techniques of this job, and it will take a good bit of time!
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
Re: double wall blind caning chrperson,Wed May 30 8:44am