Jane; Stay at it as long as you can because you do very good work . The settee you have is trying and painful but do not judge all caning as being as bad as this settee is. Chair caning of smaller chairs might be your best bet and I do not want the settee's. Remember you do very good work so take your time. Take care but then let your spirits rise. Donald Robins. Olde Chairs To Mend, Newtonville ON Canada.
I stand & use an old fold-down table at just the correct height. But...I'm now working on a settee back & sides, too big for the table, so I have to squat right inside the settee to get close enough... more
Jane/rush,caning postions Donald Robins,Thu Jun 7 1:37pm
Thanks for your kind words. I'm doing the settee extremely slowly, and other, easier chairs between. I did 'step 3' on half of the back yesterday...it's very trying & hard on my back. The fact that... more