Instruction books by Ally McGurk for varioius types of seatweaving. All in full colour, with loads of detailed diagrams and photos.
Purchasers are invited to email the author for advice.
THE SITUPON CANE SEATING BOOK
This book covers the basic 6-way pattern in great detail. For more complicated caning, e.g., blind holes, medallion backs etc, there will be a Book 2 eventually. Purchasers are welcome to ask for advice on chairs not covered here.
The SitUpon Cane Seating Book by Ally McGurk £8.00
THE SITUPON RUSH PATTERN BOOK
This book describes the traditional rush pattern on rectangular seats and trapezoid seats, using ready twisted rush, paper rush, seagrass and other materials. It does not cover the use of natural rush that needs hand-twisting.
THE SITUPON STOOL BOOK
Full of colour diagrams and photos, this book describes the traditional chequerboard pattern commonly seen on seagrass stools, as well as a number of other woven patterns that can be used on rectangular seats of various types. Some patterns are unique to this book, designed by Ally McGurk.
DANISH CORD SEATING BOOK
Possibly the most comprehensive book available on the subject, this one describes the three main methods of weaving the traditional Danish cord pattern: using L-shaped nails all round; nails only on the sides; and the no-nail method which can be used on bamboo or metal frames. Full colour photos and diagrams.
READY WOVEN RATTAN CANE BOOK
Or How to fit a Cane Webbing Seat. A little book with all you need to know to remove the old webbing and replace it with new.