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Re: Chair with unequal sides
Sat Jun 9, 2018 7:27am
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Laurie,

Another solution might be to just wrap a few times around the front and back of that long rail, tacking on your start and stop, to compensate for the 1/2". But then it might leave a gap between those wraps and the actual weaving of the short rows and the regular weaving.

And one last idea would be to compress the strands on the short rail and make them really loose on the long rail, maybe that would work too. It would certainly be the easiest solution anyway.

The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peters
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  • Re: Chair with unequal sides The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn, Sat Jun 9 7:21am
    Laurie, Happily, I've not had this experience in all my 40+ years as a seatweaver, so not sure if it will work or not but could you try to put in a few "short rows" on the front and back of that long ... more
    • Re: Chair with unequal sides ABQLaurie, Sun Jun 10 11:12am
      Thanks, Cathryn Just last night I started thinking along those lines and with your encouragement I’ll give it a try. I decided to use fibre rush instead of PTNR on this, too. Customer was... more
    • Unequal sides jwoods.enterprises, Sun Jun 10 8:20am
      I posted earlier but it must not have gone through. I have seen this many times. What I do is mark progression marks on the side rails but instead of measurement increments I divide proportionately.... more
      • Re: Unequal sides Cathryn Peters, Sun Jun 10 8:24am
        Sorry Jill, but I'm not following you at all here. How does taking adequate measurements account for one side rail being 1/2" longer than the other and filling in the difference accordingly? What am... more
        • Unequal sides jwoods.enterprises, Mon Jun 11 5:10am
          Once again, I answered you yesterday Cathryn but it Std not go through. Must be doing something wrong. You are correct though. My suggestion of progression marks by proportion spreads the need to... more
        • Re: Unequal sides ABQLaurie, Sun Jun 10 11:57pm
          Thanks all. Good approaches to try. Cathryn, I believe Jill’s method would aim to make up for the 1/2” in small increments. Perhaps a tiny fraction of an Inch for each segment of the weave. So if one ... more
    • Re: Chair with unequal sides The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn, Sat Jun 9 7:27am
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