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BASKETRY: Strand Cane

Cane is cut in many sizes from the inner bark of the same rattan plant whose core yields basket reed. One side is curved and shiny, the other is flat and matte. It is sold loose, in strands, or pre-woven into sheets or webbing. Weaving cane and binder cane are both loose lengths (called strand cane); the binder cane is just cut wider. Though probably more often used for weaving seats and panels, strand cane has many basketry applicationsórim lashing and Nantucket baskets, for instance.

If the opening you want to cane has evenly spaced holes around the rim, you will need to use strand cane. It takes (very approximately) 250 feet to work an average seat or back. See the chart below to determine what size weaving cane you need.The third column refers to the distance between the holes around the rim of the piece you are re-weaving, the fourth to the diameter of these same holes.
  cane width hole-to-hole hole size
Super-Fine 1.75 mm 3/8" 1/8"
Fine-Fine 2.25 mm 1/2" 3/16"
Fine 2.50 mm 5/8" 3/16"
Medium 3.00 mm 3/4" 1/4"
Common 3.50 mm 7/8" 5/16"

CHAIR WEAVING CANE IN BAGS
There are 250 feet of cane, plus binder and instructions. Enough for an average chair seat.
CHAIR WEAVING CANE IN COILS
There are 1000 feet per coil. Price and coil weight vary with width. Mix with reed and binder cane in coils for "6+ asst" prices
BINDER CANE IN COILS
There are 250 feet per coil. Price and coil weight vary with width. Mix with reed and weaving cane in coils for "6+" prices.
CANING PEGS
Use to hold strand cane snugly in place while weaving ó essential for taut work.
CANING NEEDLE
Snake the needle through the strands, thread the eye and pull the needle back across the frame. Overall length is 21"; eye size is 3/32" by 3/16".

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Item code unit $
ea
6+ asst, $
ea
qty est ship wt ea
Chair Weaving Cane Super-Fine 250 ft baCB09 bag 14.99 14.60 1.3
Chair Weaving Cane Fine-Fine 250 ft baCB10 bag 15.99 15.60 1.3
Chair Weaving Cane Fine 250 ft baCB11 bag 18.99 18.50 1.3
Chair Weaving Cane Medium 250 ft baCB13 bag 21.99 21.45 1.3
Chair Weaving Cane Common 250 ft baCB14 bag 23.99 23.40 1.3
Chair Weaving Cane Super-Fine, 1000 ft baC209 coil 32.50 31.50 0.5
Chair Weaving Cane Fine-Fine, 1000 ft baC210 coil 35.00 34.00 0.6
Chair Weaving Cane Fine, 1000 ft baC211 coil 38.15 37.00 0.7
Chair Weaving Cane Medium, 1000 ft baC213 coil 41.25 40.00 0.9
Chair Weaving Cane Common, 1000 ft baC214 coil 46.40 45.00 1.0
Binder Cane #4 (4 to 4.5 mm) 250 ft baBCx4 1/2lb 15.75 15.00 0.8
Binder Cane #5 (5 to 5.5 mm) 250 ft baBCx5 1/2lb 16.30 15.50 0.8
Binder Cane #6 (6 to 6.5 mm) 250 ft baBCx6 1/2lb 17.40 16.50 0.9
Caning Needle ts0407 ea 14.14 13.79 0.4
Caning Pegs baCPEG ea 0.55 0.50 0.0
(Updated March 2016)

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