Chair caning

Chair caning
Examples of my work

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Step 5!  Got the cane earlier in  the week and with the temp. up to 103 where we live, stayed in this afternoon and finished this 'mule ear' chair.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

OK...for all my tatting friends...this is not hard, as you know, but my friend will appreciate the time it took!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Step 4..started caning tonight and ran out of cane.  Monday I'll contact N. C. Basketworks and order more.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Step 3!!  Got the cane and will start on this chair asap.  Found out from fellow blogger that it is called a 'mule ear' chair.  I use the herringbone pattern on this type chair and it goes pretty fast.  When caning a Brumby Rocker, Marietta, GA. chair nationally known, I use the same thing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My latest creation...a hairpin lace scarf for my dear Aunt Sarah, 96, in Oregon!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Took my leftover material from the scarf I made and made this flower pin.  Cut out a paper pattern, then cut out nine flowers from the tee shirt.  See Youtube for directions.  Fun to make.  Got company coming soon so am thinking of making these next week with my company. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Step 2!!  Had posted the original and finally got around to removing old cane and staining it.  It's not level so will ask 'good neighbor' to cut off the legs to get it even.  THEN, the caning!
O.K!  Another idea from ELM.  My neighbor had made this scarf in her class there and showed me how.  Buy an extra large tee shirt, this one came from thrift store, lay a dinner plate on top, draw around it.  Cut out the circle and then, like you peel an apple, just keep cutting until the circle you cut out is gone.  Then stretch each one!  Voila!  A scarf!