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Making Chair Seats from Cane, Rush and Other Natural Materials

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An attractive chair seat, skillfully woven by hand from natural fibers, can do more than merely enhance interior décor. It can also be a source of pride for its creator. Now, with this guidebook written by one of the field's best-known experts—a distinguished faculty member of the New York State College of Human Ecology—do-it-yourselfers can master the fine art of weaving and fabricating chair seats.

Professor Comstock's easy-to-read book, abundantly illustrated with more than 160 step-by-step photographs and drawings, tells how to make seats from a variety of natural materials. Included are intricate patterns woven from cane; sturdy and attractive seats made from twisted strands of rush, rope, Hong Kong grass, and twine; a basket-weave effect created from splints (thin strips of wood); and more.

All aspects of the subject are considered—from selecting materials (including how to gather and dry such fibers as rush) to preparing the chair, equipment needed for various weaving processes, how to warp and weave, and ultimately, how to finish the seat.

Craftworkers looking for a new medium of expression will find this manual an inspirational guide to learning a distinctive craft. Others will want to acquire these skills for their practicality, considering the high costs of professional caning and related techniques.

Synopsis:

This easy-to-read book, abundantly illustrated with more than 160 step-by-step photographs and drawings, tells how to make seats from a variety of natural materials: cane, rush, rope, Hong Kong grass, twine, and more.

Synopsis:

This easy-to-follow guide contains 60 step-by-step illustrations for making seats of cane, splint, rush, rope, twine, and grass.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486256931
Author:
Comstock, Ruth B.
Author:
New York State College of Human Ecology
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Woodworking
Subject:
Arts, decorative and crafts
Subject:
Woodwork - Furniture/Cabinetry
Subject:
Design - Furniture
Subject:
Furniture making
Subject:
Chair caning
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
rushwork manual
Subject:
easy chair caning
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Crafts/Woodworking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
500-146.
Publication Date:
19881131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in 0.4 lb

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Product details 48 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486256931 Reviews:
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This easy-to-read book, abundantly illustrated with more than 160 step-by-step photographs and drawings, tells how to make seats from a variety of natural materials: cane, rush, rope, Hong Kong grass, twine, and more.

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This easy-to-follow guide contains 60 step-by-step illustrations for making seats of cane, splint, rush, rope, twine, and grass.

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