Weaving Materials

Bamboo, Paper Fiber Materials, Wood Splints, Black Ash Splint, Copper Strips, Flat Wire


Bamboo

Bamboo is used extensively throughout Asia for weaving baskets. It is very sturdy, but does not have quite the flexible properties of rattan.

Usually, needs to be packaged separately from other items ordered, so an additional shipping charge will apply.

Short Poles To split yourself
approx. 28" long x 2 1/4" dia.
No growth ring or joint.
@ $6.25 ea




Fiber (Paper) Materials



Fiber Rush (Paper Rush)

Twisted round paper cord. It is often used in weaving chair seats. Many old pieces of wicker furniture are made of fiber rush. A bundle will usually cover an average chair seat of approx. 12" x 12". Also used in coiling.

Bundle

4/32" (1/8")
- small - kraft brown
approx. 550 ft.

@ $15.45

5/32"
- medium - kraft brown
approx. 320 ft.

@ $12.45

5/32"
- medium - gold
approx. 320 ft.

@ $17.95

6/32"
- large - kraft brown
approx. 230 ft.

@ $12.45

6/32"
- large - gold
approx. 230 ft.

@ $17.95

Coil

American Made

4/32"
kraft brown - approx. 2250 ft.

@ $47.89

5/32"
kraft brown - approx. 1700 ft.

@ $50.25

6/32"
kraft brown - approx. 1100 ft.

@ $49.50

American Made
5/32" or 6/32" fiber rush can also be ordered by the bale at $4.25 per lb.
Bales vary, anywhere between 20 and 30 lbs., so the actual weight is not known until each bale  is weighed.
Since this process cannot be automated, BALES OF 5/32" or 6/32" RUSH  MUST BE ORDERED BY PHONE.



Dyed Wire Core Fiber Rush (Paper Rush) - Larger (3/32")

Dyed Fiber (paper) Rush with a center wire core.


Sorry, this product has been discontinued by the factory. We are out of this item.




Paper Covered Wire

Pliable, soft wire covered with paper. Small - 26 gauge wire. 670 ft.

Paper Covered Wire

Colors: green or natural (brown paper bag color)
26 gauge wire - 670 ft. spool



@ $20.95




Fiber Splint (Paper Splint) - Flat

Fiber splint is a brownish colored flat paper splint sometimes used to weave splint seats in chairs. It can also be used in making splint baskets. One bundle is enough to do one average size seat 12" x 12".

3/8" Fiber Splint approx. 150 ft. per bundle

@ $8.95

1/2" Fiber Splint only available in bale - call for price
3/4" Fiber Splint only available in bale - call for price





Natural Rush

Leaves (probably seagrass) hand twisted into a rope. A coil will do one small chair seat approx. 12" x 12". Looks similar to natural rush made of twisted cattails or bulrush.
approx. 6/32" (5.5 - 6mm) in size
coil @ $22.50





Wood Splints

The following wood splints are no longer being manufactured. Only a limited quantity is left in stock.



Red Elm Splints

Hand-cut Red Elm splints.
This splint is smaller, thinner for basketry (small to miniature), NOT for use on chair seats.

3/8"

30 ft. coil

$12.90 ea. 
1/2"

30 ft. coil

- 2 coils left -

$14.15 ea. 



American Elm Splints

Hand-cut American Elm splints.
This splint is smaller, thinner for basketry (small to miniature), NOT for use on chair seats.

3/8"

30 ft. coil

$12.90 ea. 
1/2"

30 ft. coil

$14.15 ea. 



Poplar Splints

Hand-cut poplar splints with very smooth grain.
This splint is smaller, thinner for basketry (small to miniature), NOT for use on chair seats.

1/4"

30 ft. coil

$12.20 ea. 
3/8"

30 ft. coil

$12.90 ea. 
1/2"

30 ft. coil

$14.15 ea. 



These machined splints are still being manufactured.

Machined Walnut Splint

This splint is machine cut and is used mainly for accent pieces.  Sold by the coil or by the piece.
This splint is NOT recommended for use on chair seats.

Coil
1 1/2" wide & 1/42" thick
8 pc. approx. 60" long
@ $13.45
Piece
1 1/2" wide & 1/42" thick
approx. 60" long
@ $1.85



Machined Maple Splint

This splint is machine cut. Sold by the coil only.
This splint is NOT recommended for use on chair seats
.

1/4" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.
1/4" @ $6.75
3/8" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.
3/8" @ $6.40
1/2" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.
1/2" @ $6.70
5/8" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.
5/8" @ $7.00
1" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.
1" @ $8.40
2" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.

discontinued - only 1 left

2" @ $11.20



Machined Cherry Splint

This splint is machine cut and is used mainly for accent pieces.   Sold by the coil or by the piece.
This splint is NOT recommended for use on chair seats.

1/2" Coil Cherry
1/42" thick
approx. 40'
@ $7.89
5/8" Coil Cherry
1/42" thick
approx. 40'
@ $8.20
1" Coil Cherry
1/42" thick
approx. 40'
@ $9.25




Machined White Ash Splint

This splint is machine cut.  Used mainly as accent pieces in baskets,  the thin 1/2" and 5/8" are especially good for making curls.  The wider pieces are suitable for stenciling and painting on. This splint is NOT recommended for use on chair seats.

1/4" White Ash 1/42" thick
80' coil - each piece 60" long
@ $10.89 
1/2" White Ash 1/42" thick
80' coil - each piece 60" long
@ $11.80 
5/8" White Ash 1/42" thick
80' coil - each piece 60" long

Currently out of stock

@ $12.30 
1" White Ash 1/42" thick
80' coil - each piece 60" long
@ $14.15 
1 1/2" White Ash 1/42" thick
40' coil - each piece 60" long
@ $10.50 
2" White Ash 1/42" thick
40' coil - each piece 60" long
@ $11.25 



Hand Pounded Black Ash Splint (also known as brown ash)

Black ash is pounded off the log into annual growth rings.
Depending on the thickness,  it may be split into  thinner pieces and cut into various sizes.


Nate's Splint - Medium

This is miniature splint for basketry - NOT intended for seat weaving. 

1/16"
100' coil
@ $27.95
3/32"
80' coil
@ $27.95
1/8"
60' coil
@ $27.95
3/16"
50' coil
@ $27.95
1/4"
40' coil
@ $27.95
3/8"
25' coil
@ $27.95
1/2"
20' coil
@ $27.95



Nate's Splint - Light

This is miniature splint for basketry - NOT intended for seat weaving. 

1/32"
70' coil
@ $27.95
1/16"
100' coil
@ $27.95
3/32"
80' coil
@ $27.95
1/8"
60' coil
@ $27.95
3/16"
50' coil
@ $27.95
1/4"
40' coil
@ $27.95



Nate's Splint - Lashing Weight

This is miniature splint for basketry - NOT intended for seat weaving. 

1/32"
5 pc. 5' long
@ $16.87 
1/16"
5 pc. 5' long
@ $16.87 
3/32"
5 pc. 5' long
@ $16.87 
1/8"
5 pc. 5' long
@ $16.87 
3/16"
5 pc. 5' long
@ $18.60 
1/4"
5 pc. 5' long
@ $21.90 
5/16"
5 pc. 5' long
@ $28.29 



Country Splints - Martha Wetherbee

Rustic black (brown) ash splint.  Use as is or scrape smooth.

1/16" - limited supply - discontinued
bunch(es) @ $16.75 


Rim & Handle Splints - Nate's Nantuckets

Rustic black (brown) ash splint.  Use as is or scrape smooth.

1/4" wide
18" long strip
piece @ $3.10 
3/8" wide
18" long strip
piece @ $3.40 






Copper Foil Strips

*006 is the thickest - .002 the thinnest

.................. Note: Copper prices have been fluctuating significantly in the past few months as is reflected in the price of some stock........................
Prices are subject to change without notice. - Newest shipment 5/10/2011 pricing.

This is solid untreated copper - cannot guarantee stain / tarnish free

1/8" wide
.003 thick
50' coil 
@ $34.65
1/4" wide
.003 thick
50' coil 
@ $30.19

1/4" wide
.006 thick
25' coil
@ $25.40

3/8" wide
.003 thick
50' coil
@ $33.75

1/2" wide
.002 thick
100' coil 
discontinued in this length
@ $62.25
1/2" wide
.002 thick
50' coil 
@ $36.60
1/2" wide
.003 thick
50' coil
@ $44.45
1/2" wide
.006 thick
25' coil
@ $44.25
1" wide
.006 thick
25' coil
@ $58.75
2 1/2" wide
.002 thick
50' coil
@ $49.95
2 1/2" wide
.003 thick
50' coil
@ $65.50
*003 is thicker than .002



Flat Wire

28 gauge aluminum wire - 3/16" wide x 32.8 ft. long

Apple Green

Black

Brown

Copper

Gold

Hot Pink

Purple

Red

Silver

Turquoise

Flat Aluminum Wire. 12 gauge, 3/16" wide x 32.8 ft. long. Not dyed through.

color choices: apple green, black, brown, copper, gold, hot pink, purple, red, silver, turquoise



$11.95 ea. 



Flat Wire - Narrow

Aluminum wire - 4mm (approx. 1/8") wide x 20 ft. long

Black

Blue

Brown

Copper

Gold

Green

Magenta

Purple
Red

Silver

Flat Aluminum Wire - 4mm wide x 20 ft. long. Not dyed through. approx. 1mm thick

color choices: black, blue, brown, copper, gold, green, magenta, purple, red, silver



$8.15 ea.