Cane and Rush Seating
Issue: Issue 343
Posted Date: 1/14/2014
The book Cane & Rush Seating by Charlotte LeHall
provides instructions for six-strand caning or rush weaving with marsh grass, straw and alternative materials. The techniques are useful for creating new chair seats or restoring old ones that may be fraying. The book includes diagrams and caning instructions on preparing the straw, laying the cane strands, joining two cane strands, padding, and materials and tools needed. Rush weaving techniques include making a strand by twisting straw threads, making the seat, tightening and padding. Cane & Rush Seating
(Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., ISBN 9780764345470) is priced at $24.99.