Cane, Rattan, Danish Cord and Fibre Rush Seat Weaving 

Caning Canada Seat Weaving 
Since 1986     

Save Your Woven Treasure

Caning Canada Seat Weaving Services 

Pre woven cane chairs

Hand Caning, Sheet Cane and Rattan Seat Weaving

Hand Cane, Laced Cane, Hole to Hole Cane, Traditional 7 Step Pattern, Pre Woven Cane, Sheet Cane, Machine Cane, Pressed in Cane, Spline Cane & Rattan

Danish cord woven bench

Danish Cord Seat Weaving

Danish paper cord is the material used to weave typical seats and backs found in many Danish, Scandinavian, and Mid Century Modern furniture designs.
fibre rush woven chair

Fibre Rush / Fiber Reed Seat Weaving

Fibre rush is a very durable one ply, twisted paper made to resemble real twisted bull rushes. Paper fibre or "fiber reed" was introduced when China had an embargo on rattan reed exportation.

Laurie Blake

Seat Weaver, Caning Canada

As a second generation seat weaver I have been weaving chairs since 1986. My mother who was a rehabilitation teacher for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) used to hand cane chairs for vacation money. One day she asked for my help weaving a chair which as a teenager I happily did for a small fee. I really enjoyed weaving the chair and thought I could learn the craft and make a bit of spending money. Back in those days we didn't have websites, e-mail and the good old internet so I made up an informational flyer, photocopied it at the local library, put on a business suit and took the city transit to all the refinishing shops in Calgary, Alberta to introduce my weaving business Caning Calgary. Many of the refinishing shops in Calgary took me under their wings giving me a shot.
As we didn't have digital cameras or the internet when a was asked to weave a style of chair I hadn't seen before I would take it apart backwards and make detailed notes so I could provide a quality finished piece.
Quality workmanship, at a fair price, in a timely manner. That's what I do, with a skip in my step and a smile on my face.
My husband David and I are going to be living in our RV full time starting in October 2019. Once we hit the road we will be providing our specialty weaving services to clients local to the area we are exploring. 
Our current plan is to be in the Vancouver area mid October 2019 to mid April 2020 and then May 2020 to October 2020 in Nova Scotia 
I will only be accepting new projects in Calgary on a case by case basis and will only be able to give a rough idea of completion schedule as I am recovering from eye surgery and we need to finish home renovations prior to leaving. 

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What is Caning Canada up to?

Caning Canada Weaving our way Across Canada
I will only be accepting new projects in Calgary on a case by case basis and will only be able to give a rough idea of completion schedule as I am recovering from eye surgery and we need to finish home renovations prior to exploring Canada in our RV in October

If you have a project outside of Calgary please feel free to send me a message and I can add you to my booking list and contact you if we are in your area in the future. 

We will be offering our services in the Vancouver area starting mid October 2019

By Appointment

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