Cane that is used for seat weaving comes from the rattan plant. It is soaked and woven by hand one strand at a time, into holes around the perimeter of the chair in a six layer weave in the traditional hole to hole technique. It is extremely time consuming but gives a beautiful result.
The traditional rush pattern resembles an envelope in shape, four triangles which meet in the centre of the seat. This is formed using a single continuous strand of rush which passes over and under the corners of the seat until you reach the middle of the chair. We use pre-twisted rush which is soaked prior to weaving.
Danish Cord is a very hardwearing paper cord and is associated with mid-century chairs. It gives a neat, comfortable seat where the weave is hooked onto nails under the seat.
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