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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.


seagrass

natural rush

PerFlex (now white)

raffia

jute
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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Item code unit $
ea
6+, $
ea
qty est ship wt ea
Seagrass #0 (3/32- approx 1 lb/coil) baSEA0 coil 5.75 5.50 1.3
Seagrass #1 (1/8- approx 1 lb/coil) baSEA1 coil 5.20 4.95 1.3
Seagrass #3 (3/16- approx 1 lb/coil) baSEA3 coil 5.20 4.95 1.3
Natural Rush #5 (5 mm) baNR05 coil 14.50 13.00 2.8
Natural Rush #6 (7/32) baNR06 coil 14.50 13.00 2.5
Raffia Processed 8 oz baR142 ea 6.99 6.70 0.6
PerFlex Bleached 1/4 dia (Fibre-Flex) baF14y yd 0.20 0.18 0.1
PerFlex Bleached 1/4 dia spool (500y) baF14s spool 59.50 57.10 12.4
PerFlex Bleached 3/8 dia (Fibre-Flex) baF38y yd 0.36 0.33 0.2
PerFlex Bleached 3/8 dia spool (500y) baF38s spool 109.50 105.15 22.0
PerFlex Bleached 1/2 dia (Fibre-Flex) baF12y yd 0.56 0.50 0.1
PerFlex Bleached 1/2 dia spool (275y) baF12s spool 92.50 88.80 21.0
PerFlex Bleached 3/4 dia (Fibre-Flex) baF34y yd 1.02 0.92 0.2
PerFlex Bleached 3/4 dia spool (120y) baF34s spool 73.20 70.30 17.0
Fiber Rush #5 brown baFB5p lb 4.25 4.00 1.3
Fiber Rush #5 brown spool (40 lb+) baFB5s lb 3.50 3.50 1.1
Fiber Rush #5 gold baFG5p lb 4.25 4.00 1.3
Fiber Rush #5 gold spool (40 lb+) baFG5s lb 3.50 3.50 1.1
Fiber Rush #6 brown baFB6p lb 4.25 4.00 1.3
Fiber Rush #6 brown spool (40 lb+) baFB6s lb 3.50 3.50 1.1
Fiber Rush #6 gold baFG6p lb 4.25 4.00 1.3
Fiber Rush #6 gold spool (40 lb+) baFG6s lb 3.50 3.50 1.1
Natural Jute 1 lb #28 (5 ply, 5 mm) baJU28 ball 4.19 3.98 1.2
Natural Jute 10 lb #72 (5 ply, 8 mm) baJU72 spool 32.99 31.35 12.0
(Updated January 2014)

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