Wicker weaving techniques

Description

Techniques to weave materials with various degrees of flexibility and thickness, and producing different patterns such as the hole-to-hole chair caning, the press cane webbing or the natural hand-twisted bulrush.

Alternative labels

weaving technique for wicker
wicker weaving skills
wicker weaving routines
wicker weaving procedures
wicker weaving approaches
wicker weaving technique

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Wicker weaving techniques is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Wicker furniture maker: Wicker furniture makers choose and prepare materials such as softened rattan or willow branches in order to produce wicker furniture such as chairs, tables and couches. They use hand, power or machine tools to cut, bend and weave materials to create the desired objects. Finally, they treat the surface to ensure a finished look and protect it from corrosion and fire using waxes, lacquers and other coatings.
Basketmaker: Basketmakers use stiff fibres to manually weave objects such as containers, baskets, mats and furniture. They use various traditional techniques and materials according to the region and the intended use of the object.

Optional knowledge

Wicker weaving techniques is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Wicker weaving techniques – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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