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Cane is cut in many sizes from the inner bark of the same rattan plant
whose core yields basket reed. One side is curved and shiny, the other
is flat and matte. It is sold loose, in strands, or pre-woven into sheets
or webbing. Weaving cane and binder cane are both loose lengths (called
strand cane); the binder cane is just cut wider. Though probably more
often used for weaving seats and panels, strand cane has many basketry
applicationsórim lashing and Nantucket baskets, for instance.
|If the opening you want to cane has evenly spaced holes
around the rim, you will need to use strand cane. It takes
(very approximately) 250 feet to work an average seat or back. See
the chart below to determine what size weaving cane you need.The third
column refers to the distance between the holes around the rim of
the piece you are re-weaving, the fourth to the diameter of these
WEAVING CANE IN COILS
There are 270 feet per coil. Price and coil weight vary with width, a length of binder cane is included Mix
with reed and binder cane in coils for "6+ asst" prices
BINDER CANE IN COILS
There are 250 feet per coil. Price and coil weight vary with width. Mix
with reed and weaving cane in coils for "6+" prices.
Use to hold strand cane snugly in place while weaving ó essential for
Snake the needle through the strands, thread the eye and pull the needle
back across the frame. Overall length is 21"; eye size is 3/32"
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