Cane, Rattan, Danish Cord and Fibre Rush Seat Weaving 

Caning Canada Seat Weaving 
Since 1986     

Save Your Woven Treasure

Caning Canada Seat Weaving Services 

hand cane, pre woven cane and specialty cane

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 seat weaving

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 seat weaving

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.

We are all booked up with projects until December 24th. I can take on some projects in Calgary December 24th to mid January and then have four days open in Langley, BC mid to late January. Please send me a message if you would like to schedule in your project. 


At this point we are behind schedule hitting the road full time to weave in our RV. I think we will do another two weeks in Langley late March to early April when we pick up our RV and then will head out of Calgary towards the east in April or May 2020. 

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season.    

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. We will likely split our time between the Vancouver area and Calgary for the months of October and November while I sort out my eye balls. We are planning on being in Nova Scotia May 2020 to October 2020.

Blind Cane French Caned Hanging Medallion Settee

What is Caning Canada up to?

Danish cord woven chair with staples
I truly do love to see pieces restored so that they have a new life. I have to say that I struggle with the Danish pieces that are stapled instead of woven on Danish nails. These pieces easily take more then twice the time to restore. I am sorry but there will come a time that I won’t be able to offer this service anymore.
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We will be offering our services in the Vancouver area starting mid October 2019

By Appointment

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