If you were to walk into our office right now you would see three chairs, all identical in build, but with three very different finishing styles. They also have three different weaving styles on the seats. One has a traditional '6 way' weave in the usual natural cane. You can see what a '6 way' weave looks like in the left picture. Another of the three chairs has the traditional '6 way' weave but there are some black painted strands woven in on the diagonals. This gives the chair such an unusual look.
The third chair we did a completely different weave. It is so unusual, I don't think we have done it a single time for a customer! This weave is called a 'Double Victoria' and can be seen in the right photo. This 'Double Victoria' doesn't create all the little octagons in the weaving but instead creates little squares filled with Xs. I really like this different woven pattern and am hoping someone walks in, sees the chairs and decides to have their entire set woven that way!
Soon, we will also have a wall covered with small examples of each of the weaving patters that we can do. We are about halfway done with that project so you can expect to see more posts about that soon!