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Learning new patterns
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:06am

So glad I found this forum. I am a hobbyist caner turned professional I have done both hand caned and sheet caned for chairs that I own and that is how I got started. I caned 6 chairs for a friend and got paid then caned two chairs for someone that a local furniture restorer who had seen my work and had a customer who needed some chairs done. I much prefer to hand cane as I get into a Zen mood working in my shop and listening to some good vibes. I want to learn other caning patterns such as daisy, spider, lace etc also how to incorporate dyed reed into these various patterns. I've searched all over, no teachers near me but I am pretty good at learning from a printed source. Can anyone point me to a book or pamphlet all the ones on line just show the basic 7 step method. Thanks, John

    • Re: Learning new patterns The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peter, Mon Jun 24 9:13am
      Hi John, Welcome and thanks for introducing yourself to us, John. What state are you located in? We might be able to point you to a fellow seat weaver if we knew that. Happy to hear we have another... more
      • Re: Learning new patterns The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peter, Mon Jun 24 4:18pm
        I don't believe we have anyone else in Deleware but there are several weavers in nearby states, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. You can check on the Furniture Repair Directory on my... more
      • Re: Learning new patterns Anonymous, Mon Jun 24 1:30pm
        Hi Cathryn. I did find to pamphlets Ideas Of The Experienced Caner I & II by Peterka that I ordered from H.H. Perkins, so that should give me a start. I am located in "Slower Lower Delaware" Lewes... more
        • Learning New Patterns Patti Erickson, Tue Jun 25 5:14am
          Hi John, Just an FYI, this forum will no longer be available after October of this year. You might want to join the Seatweavers' Guild. This will give you access to a great number of Seatweaver's and ... more
          • Re: Learning New Patterns Anonymous, Wed Jun 26 4:58am
            Hi Patti, I will look into those groups esp. the guild, I like discussion picking peoples brains to learn new things. In todays mail I will be getting two pamphlets by Peterka, looking forward to... more
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