Learn Chair Caning

Caning tools

Louise occasionally holds sessions in Brighton for weavers to learn the 6-way standard chair caning pattern on their own projects. Ideally beginners start by weaving a sample frame.

Weaving the 6-way pattern

There is also the opportunity to learn to the stage of taking on customer projects.

If you would like details please email: [email protected]

or phone 0792 641 8523



Seat Weaving Book

The perfect, comprehensive instruction is found in the Chair Seating book, contact Mary Butcher at: [email protected]


Seat Weaving Supplies have helpful DVDs: Craft Education (seatweavingsupplies.co.uk)

Online videos

Peerless Rattan are reliable and cover many weaving materials Instructions – Peerless Rattan

Materials and tools

Cane and cane threader from: Seat Weaving Supplies

Clearing tool (often used with a leather mallet) for removing old caning from:
Fred Aldous caning tool

Caning shell bodkins for sale

These caning shell bodkins were made in Sussex by jeweller Izabella Borsos. They are based on the ultimate design by John Excell … they are simple, smooth, efficient.

Available from [email protected]  Tel: 0792 641 8523

£12. Arrange to collect or add postage of £2.25 (2nd class signed for).


Basketcase - Basketry & Weaving by Louise Paul