Carefully examine all of the holes on the seat to see that they are open, and that they have no sharp edges that might cut into the cane. Use a small wood file or fine sandpaper rolled into a tight tube to round any such edges. If it appears that the edges of the frame that contact the cane might cut. round them as well.
Count the holes in the front and back rails of the chair, and mark the center holes with pegs This chair has an even number of holes, so two pegs are needed to mark the two center holes
Run the first strand of cane from the back to the front of the seal, secure the strand in place with pegs. It should be strung a little on the loose side. The glossy side of the cane should face upward After going through the center hole at the front, the cane is run up through the next hole to the left and strung to the back rail
This is as far as (he first strand went. Test the tension by laying your palm on the woven strands. Under slight pressure, the cane should sink about %-inch. This will tighten up as you weave and as the wet cane dries.
At the back, push the strand of cane down through the second hole and then bring it up through the third. Continue this procedure from hole to hole to the left of Ihe center peg When you have used most of the first strand, anchor the end with a peg. Make sure enough extends below the seat to allow tying off later
HOW TO WEAVE Once you have A CANE BACK finished your OR SEAT preparations, you are ready to begin the caning procedures. Once you have identified the key holes in the pattern, the procedure divides into seven steps.
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