Chair Seat Weaving Patterns
Do you know the difference between Herringbone and Finger Lakes Fan chair seat weaving patterns?
First, let’s say what’s the SAME about these two patterns.
- They both create a stair step design.
- They’re both suitable for binder cane, narrow flat reed, or narrow flat oval reed
- Herringbone is usually woven to create a 3/3 pattern. That’s 3 horizontal and 3 vertical.
- Finger Lakes Fan is usually woven to create a 4/4 pattern. 4 horizontal and 4 vertical.
- Herringbone is woven in such a way that triangular corners are woven last.
- Finger Lakes Fan is woven in such a way that “wraps” along the front rail prevent the need for filling in any corners.
A novice can’t tell the difference, but the wraps along the front rail of Finger Lakes Fan are the first thing you’d look for, if you’re planning to re-weave a seat identical to its original pattern. If you don’t have a preference one way or the other, and you’re a Beginner, I vote for Finger Lakes Fan.
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