Weaving Materials

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



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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.

@ $5.00 ea
Split & Sliced Bamboo

Packaged in approx. 1 lb. bundles. Pieces range from 24" to 30" long. This is all made by hand, so the pieces are cut evenly but, all are not exactly the same width within the bundle.

 3 mm approx. 175 pcs (approx. 5/32+" -varies) inside / inside *
25 mm approx. 35 pcs (approx. l" -varies) inside / inside *
* inside / inside - pieces split from inside of bamboo - flat both sides - will not have outside "skin"

Sizes available:

3 mm to 25 mm.

 

@ $5.00
Bamboo Sampler Pack
some of each the sizes

pkg(s) @ $7.95





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.

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

@ $8.65

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

@ $8.90

5/32"
25 yd. hank - kraft brown

@ $2.88

5/32"
25 yd. hank - black

@ $2.88

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

@ $9.75

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

@ $8.90

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

@ $9.75

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.


White Fiber Rush (White Paper Rush)

Twisted round paper cord in white. Can be dyed to match your project as long as material is not allowed to soak for a long length of time.

5/32" or 6/32" dia.

5/32" approx. 320 ft. & 6/32" approx. 230 ft.



@ $10.25


Baby Fiber Rush

Tiny fiber (paper) rush is often used in smaller wicker furniture. It is also popular as a core in coiling baskets. Kraft brown (brown paper bag) color in approx.

#3 Baby Fiber Rush
310 ft. coil
- approx. 3/32" dia.
@ $7.50


Danish Cord

Suitable for weaving chair seats or popular to use in coiling - especially on gourds.

Generally takes one roll per average size chair seat.

3 ply - light tan paper cord

approx. 4/32" (1/8") dia. - 640 ft.
2 lb. roll (approx.)

@ $19.70



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

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

Larger Dyed Wire Core Fiber Rush

Colors: chocolate brown, black, natural, light grey, ivory

Approx. 3/32" in dia. - 25 yd. bundle.



@ $5.50




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



@ $12.55




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



@ $7.15

1/2" Fiber Splint approx. 105 ft. per bundle
3/4" Fiber Splint approx. 90 ft. per bundle





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 @ $18.00


Twisted Maize Cord

Twisted corn husk rope

3/16 - 1/4" thick (4-6 mm) cord - uneven hand twisted - approx. 2 lb. coil

Great for chair seats!

$15.15 coil 





Wood Splints



Black Walnut Splints

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

The splint is cut from both the sap and heart wood, so there is a large variation of color - from dark brown, to almost a natural color on some of the pieces.


1/4"

30 ft. coil

$16.65 ea. 
1/2"

30 ft. coil

$21.95 ea. 



Willow Splints

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

1/4"

30 ft. coil

$9.75 ea. 
3/8"

30 ft. coil

$10.30 ea. 
1/2"

30 ft. coil

$10.30 ea. 
5/8"

30 ft. coil

$11.80 ea. 



Hickory Splints

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

1/8"

30 ft. coil

$8.75 ea. 
1/4"

30 ft. coil

$9.75 ea. 
3/8"

30 ft. coil

$10.30 ea. 
1/2"

30 ft. coil

$11.30 ea. 



Red Elm Splints

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

1/8"

30 ft. coil

$8.75 ea. 
1/4"

30 ft. coil

$9.75 ea. 
3/8"

30 ft. coil

$10.30 ea. 
1/2"

30 ft. coil

$10.30 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.

1/8"

30 ft. coil

@ $8.75 ea. 
1/4"

30 ft. coil

$9.75 ea. 
3/8"

30 ft. coil

$10.30 ea. 
1/2"

30 ft. coil

$10.30 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

$9.75 ea. 
3/8"

30 ft. coil

$10.30 ea. 
1/2"

30 ft. coil

$11.30 ea. 
3/4"

30 ft. coil

$11.50 ea. 



Oak Splints

Hand-cut white oak splints.
This splint is smaller, thinner intended for use in basketmaking (small to miniature). NOT for chair seats.

1/8"

30 ft. coil

$8.75 ea. 
1/4"

30 ft. coil

$9.75 ea. 
3/8"

30 ft. coil

$10.30 ea. 
1/2"

30 ft. coil

$11.30 ea. 



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
approx. 40 ft.
@ $10.00
Piece
1 1/2" wide & 1/42" thick
approx. 60" long
@ $1.50


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" @ $4.85
3/8" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.
3/8" @ $5.10
1/2" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.
1/2" @ $5.35
5/8" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.
5/8" @ $5.60
1" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.
1" @ $6.70
1 1/2" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.
1 1/2" @ $7.00
2" Coil Maple
1/42" thick
approx. 40 ft.
2" $8.95


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.

Coil
5/8" wide x 1/42" thick
approx. 40'
@ $5.95
Piece
approx. 60" long
@ $1.15



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
@ $8.15 
1/2" White Ash 1/42" thick
80' coil - each piece 60" long
@ $8.80 
5/8" White Ash 1/42" thick
80' coil - each piece 60" long
@ $9.40 
1" White Ash 1/42" thick
80' coil - each piece 60" long
@ $10.95 
1 1/2" White Ash 1/42" thick
40' coil - each piece 60" long
@ $8.40 
2" White Ash 1/42" thick
40' coil - each piece 60" long
@ $9.25 


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.


Berkshire Splint - Heavy Weight

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

1/16"
100' coil
@ $19.95
1/8"
60' coil
@ $19.95
3/16"
50' coil
@ $19.95
1/4"
40' coil
@ $19.95
3/8"
25' coil
@ $19.95
1/2"
20' coil
@ $19.95


Berkshire Splint - Medium Weight

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

1/32"
70' coil
@ $19.95
1/16"
100' coil
@ $19.95

3/32"

80' coil
@ $19.95
1/8"
60' coil
@ $19.95
3/16"
50' coil
@ $19.95
1/4"
40' coil
@ $19.95
3/8"
25' coil
@ $19.95

1/2"

20' coil
@ $19.95


Berkshire Splint - Lashing Weight

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

1/8"
24' coil
@ $13.50 
3/16"
24' coil
@ $14.90 
1/4"
24' coil
@ $17.50 


Country Splints - Martha Wetherbee

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

1/16" - limited availability - discontinued
bunch(es) @ $13.75 


Black (Brown) Ash Rim and Handle Sticks

Thicker growth ring strips that can be used for rims and handles in small and miniature baskets.

1/4"
18" long strip
@2.25
3/8"
18" long strip
@ $2.25



Chip Wood Strips

Some of the baskets coming out of China are being made of this wood. It is from a tree that grows quickly and can be harvested and reforested easily. Soak the strips for a minute or so, and the wood becomes very flexible - bends and curls very well. But..., it is a bit brittle when dry. Looks like pine. We are trying this out as a new product. Let us know what you think! Should we order more?

3/8" x 30" long

10mm width - 1 lb. bundle

@ $6.95
1/2" x 26" long

13mm width - 1 lb. bundle

@ $6.95
3/4" x 26" long

20mm width - 1 lb. bundle

@ $6.95





Copper Foil Strips

*003 is thicker than .002

.................. Note: Copper prices have risen significantly in the past months as is reflected in the price of newer stock........................
Prices are subject to change without notice.

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

1/8" wide
.003 thick
50' coil 
@ $26.82
1/4" wide
.003 thick
50' coil 
@ $20.30

1/4" wide
.006 thick
25' coil
@ $20.30

3/8" wide
.002 thick
50' coil
  @ $18.00
3/8" wide
.003 thick
50' coil
@ $27.00

1/2" wide
.002 thick
100' coil 
discontinued in this length
@ $49.80
1/2" wide
.002 thick
50' coil 
@ $29.30
1/2" wide
.003 thick
50' coil
@ $35.55
1/2" wide
.006 thick
25' coil
@ $35.40

1" wide
.006 thick
25' coil
@ $46.98

2 1/2" wide
.002 thick
50' coil
@ $39.95
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



$9.60 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



$6.50 ea.