Welcome to the world of Former Glory!
What we do.
Glory we restore and recycle all things antique,
vintage and retro. We weave with cane,
cord, rush, seagrass and loads of other materials. Seat Weaving
Supplies, our sister site specialises in the supply of top quality
materials for replacing woven panels, DIY
kits and tuition DVDs for anyone who would like to repair their own
furniture. We can help you to learn a traditional heritage craft, or
just experiment with design.
This website has descriptions of cane and rush
seating methods, potted history as well as the cost and scope of our
restoration services. Please use the navigation bar on the left to find
links to the pages dedicated to each individual weaving
also offer a selection of the finest restored and hand made pieces for
that special place in your home. And if you fancy trying your hand at
forget to pop over and see Seat Weaving Supplies website by clicking on
the button below.
We have over 25 years of experience working for private individuals,
stately homes and the National Trust, our workshop is family run and
based near Ferndown on the borders of Hampshire and Dorset.
Our phone number is 01202 895859, please call if you would
like to know more about any of the services that we offer.
Weaving Restoration Services.
Traditional Rattan Cane.
can be woven into hundreds of different patterns. The most popular and
familiar is the six-way weave, but there are so many other patterns -
closely woven herringbone and twill, Star of David and snowflake -
ancient and modern designs, something for everyone. If you'd like to
know more about the service we offer, please visit our cane
restoration pages or click on the photo right.
Rush and Cord Weaving.
seats, beds, cribs and baskets can be traced
back thousands of years, even to the time of Tutankhamen's tomb.
We still weave in
traditional way using rush, but there are also many other natural
available today that give us the opportunity to create different
colours and textures to suit all tastes. Click on the photo above for
in the re-weaving of Danish cord seats including Hans
Wegner's "Wishbone" and CH series of chairs amongst others. To see the
options, visit any of our rush and cord restoration pages. Click on the
photo for more details.
Restored Footstools, Furniture and Other
Why not have a
quick look at our lovingly restored bits and pieces, especially the
have an ever changing selection of unique vintage and antique goodies,
for retro chic, elegant antique or funky vintage style!