Rush seating, using natural rush, starts with fresh green / gold / beige colours and over time the colours mellow. Commonly found on dining chairs and carver chairs; rush seating is created from twisted rushes, woven in traditional geometric patterns.
Another beautiful material is Cordon (straw wrapped sedge), which has been used on this seat.
I am currently experimenting with the durability of Cordon as fresh rush is often difficult to source (July 2023).
Please send photographs of the chair to be re-rushed (showing top and underside) with measurements of the widest part of the seat, to [email protected] or arrange to show Louise the chair by calling 0792 641 8523.
Re-rushing is priced on the size of the seat in total. Using fresh rush the price is 45p – 50p per square inch, plus materials.
A Traditional Craft
As seen on the BBC TV series ‘The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts‘ this is a traditional, skilled craft. Because of this, it is only being taught and carried out by a few specialist weavers in each region of the UK.