This 21" steel caning needle is a "must have" for working with unwoven cane. Use it to thread cane through intricate design patterns with reduced strain on your fingers. Features a flattened tip with an oval eye for easy threading and guiding of cane.
I bought this caning needle and also come caning pegs to re-cane a broken antique chair from my childhood. It was my first caning attempt, and I challenge you to find my two little goofs! The caning needle was a huge help in "stage four" of the YouTube DIY video link (youtube.com/watch?v=wv7YfDIsjtE). The video shows the guy doing it by hand, but I don't see how. The weave is so tight at that stage that I couldn't work the cane through without this needle. All I used for my project were caning pegs available through Rockler, a few extra golf tees-not as good as the pegs, but they sort of work if you need extras- 3mm chair cane, a binding cane strip, a tub of water, wash cloth and spray bottle. Oh. I also bought a 3/16" dowel at Hobby Lobby to cut into pieces for plugging every other hole when finishing off. This project looks much less difficult than it is-affordable and frankly impressive.