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 the strands are not very long doesn't help & I've had to throw away half of what I have because of the poor quality.
The old caning is really old. They must have had very long strands back then as there are very few knots on this large section.
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... more
Thanks, Donald! jane/rush, reed & cane,Tue Jun 12 6:54am