Chair seat cane weaving - getting started

Re-woven 6-way pattern


Would you like to learn to re-cane a chair seat?
This is a traditional craft dating back to the 1700s (in London).

This introductory session will cover the standard 6-way pattern. So that you can discover whether this is a weaving medium you enjoy.

Further 'project' sessions will be available to cover work on either your own or a borrowed chair. Starting with the removal of existing canework; through to finally pegging your new weaving.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

In this three hour session you will weave a traditional 6-way pattern on a practice frame. Tools can be borrowed and cane for this session is included.
We will talk about:
1. Choosing tools and materials
2. Weaving the six way standard pattern step-by-step
3. Pegging and finishing

For follow-on project sessions:

What you will need

1. Bowl about 8”/20cms in diameter
2. Small towel or cloth
3. Box of cotton buds
4. Sharp wire cutters or toenail scissors
5. A simple chair (we can discuss in advance)
6. Small hammer or leather hammer/mallet
7. 4cm allen key, and
8. A dust mask
9. Shell bodkin (supplier info. provided)
10. Chair cane (advice & supplier info. provided)


Louise Paul at Basketcaseweaving


41 Hampden Road
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


3 hours (flexible times to suit)



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