33 Haywood Street
Asheville NC 28801
Many different basketry and seating materials can be grown or gathered,
depending on where you live. The ones we list here are either manufactured
or grown far away, and are most often used for wrapped seating and coiled
baskets. See the fibers and yarns for more coiling possibilities.
PerFlex (now white)
SEAGRASS A natural
twisted grass, tough and long-wearing. Coils weigh about 1 LB.
#0 has about 400 feet per coil
#1 has about 250 feet per coil
#3 has about 100 feet per coil
||NATURAL RUSH A brownish-green twisted
cord made from natural rush leaves. A coil will weave about one chair
bottom. Nice coiling foundation, too. |
#5 has about 493 feet per coil
#6 has about 223 feet per coil
PERFLEX® For coiling foundation. Round,
firm cellulose core covered with a nylon mesh. Bleached white color.
Not especially pretty, wants to be completely covered for most applications.
We sell Perflex by the yard or by the full spool. Spool yardages
are shown in the table below.
||FIBER RUSH |
A twisted cord man-made from top-quality kraft paper. Solid color.
Full spools run from 30-40 pounds. Comes in BROWN (kraft paper color)
& in GOLDEN (yellow brown).
#5 Fiber Rush has about 210 feet per pound
#6 Fiber Rush has about 195 feet per pound
PLEASE NOTE: Fiber rush comes by the wound-off pound,
or by the whole spool. You must buy a full spool, about 40 LBS, to
get the spool price (we will pro-rate if the spool is over or under
40 LBS, thus the by-the-pound spool price.
|RAFFIA Natural, processed, 8 oz package. Its
flexibility makes it enormously usable for coiling, for twining and
for decorative accents.
||NATURAL JUTE |
Another natural fiber, in two sizes, both 5-ply. Often used for coiling
foundation, also for macramé.
#28 Jute, on a 1 LB ball, runs 94 yards
#72 Jute, on a 10 LB spool, runs 360 yards
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