Materials and tools

Cane and instructive DVDs:

Seat Weaving Supplies

Caning shell bodkins for sale:

These caning shell bodkins were made in April 2023 by Julian Stephens (jeweller, Brighton).

Based on the ultimate design by basketmaker John Excell (Somerset) … simple, smooth, efficient.

Available from [email protected]  Tel: 0792 641 8523

£26 (cost price) + postage £2.25 (2nd signed for).

Clearing tool for removing old caning (often used with a leather mallet)

Other Services

Website Design & Optimisation

For website design, hosting and optimisation I recommend White Rabbit “Digital marketing for the creative and ethical”

Sussex Willow Coffins

Please follow this link to Jake Whitcroft’s website


For upholstery work I recommend this Brighton-based company JJ Geary & Son –