Introduction to Traditional 6 Strand Rattan Cane Weaving - Edinburgh



This beginner's one day class is for those who wish to learn the traditional 6 strand cane weaving pattern. This woven seating technique can be applied to restoration projects or frame design to develop new work by furniture designer-makers. I will demonstrate each stage and guide you through cane-weaving a practice frame during our day together in the studio, and I'll show you how the finishing techniques of pegging, couching and beading will complete the work. You will have your completed sample frame to take home, receive a comprehensive handout illustrating each stage of the technique, details of where to purchase tools and materials along with sufficient cane to reweave your frame for additional practice at a later date. Please feel free to bring along any rattan restoration pieces you may have to discuss with the group if there is sufficient time. Covid 19 Precautions: The course has a maximum of six participants so we can maintain social distancing in the bench room. The equipment is sanitised prior to your arrival and there is hand sanitiser available for your use. The tutor Isabelle Moore, is an award-winning designer maker who has been making furniture for 25 years will deliver these courses. She has extensive teaching experience both at home and abroad and is passionate about empowering others to achieve their creative goals. The shared workshop facility at Albion Business Centre is Edinburgh’s premier furniture making workshop and home to exceptional makers, so participating students can gain an insight into the professional craft environment of Scottish furniture making and projects currently underway.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are supplied. Please bring an apron and a packed lunch or purchase food and refreshments from the cafes in nearby Easter Road.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Isabelle Moore Design

with Craft Courses since 2020

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Contemporary design and freestanding furniture form the focus of Isabelle Moore’s studio practice - a fusion of structure, craft and body centred design. Her work is created in the exploratory environment of artist residencies and in her central Edinburgh studio where she offers in-house short courses and more recently, online tuition.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Mother's Day
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Parking provided
  • Christmas
  • UK Holiday
  • Tutor can travel
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Unit 5, Albion Business Centre, 78 Albion Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH7 5QZ