Place the number of inches needed in the Quantity Box.
Woven with Fine cane.
Fine Open measures 1/2" from the left side of one vertical across the opening to the right side of the next vertical strand.
Always add two inches to the actual seat opening measurement (12" x 12" opeing becomes 14" x 14" needed).
If you need a piece of cane that measures 19" x 20", put 19 in the Quantity Box.
Prewoven Cane (or Press Cane, Cane Webbing, Loom Cane, Mat Cane, Sheet Cane) is woven on a loom in factories overseas. The strands of cane that run the entire length of the roll must be glued together so that they mesure more than 50 feet in length (a full roll of prewoven cane is 50ft.). These long strands are rolled onto bobbins and form the warp. Shorter cane strands are woven for the weft. No loom can weave a diagonal strand so the diagonals are woven into place one at a time after the horizontal and vertical grid is removed from the loom.
Due to the fact that the pieces of cane must be glued together in places, there may sometimes be weak or broken spots. To repair these weak spots: Cut pieces of cane from the edge of the mat. Soak both the mat and the short pieces of cane. Using a tweezers and/or flat tipped awl, lift the pieces of cane on the mat and slide the repair piece into place, overlapping as much as possible to add strength.