Experts in Rush seating 

Master Craftsmen with 30 years experience

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Rush Seats

 

The rushes used for seating are harvested in July and August, dried and packed in bundles or 'bolts' between 7-8 feet long. Most of the rush we use is harvested from the fen country and the River Thames.  The raw material is the English green rush or Scirpus Cacustris Unlike caning, rush is worked with slightly damp and is continually twisted to a uniform using one, two or three strands together all knots (tying one rush to the next) are made underneath the seat.

 

When first completed a rushed chair has a beautiful appearance with the rush showing many shades of colour ranging from the predominant green to yellow and brown.

With time these colours fade to the fawn shade we usually associate with rush.

 

Rush chairs can appear deceptively simple to restore, however each rush varies in thickness and the rushes have to be woven together expertly to maintain a uniform, neatly woven appearance. There is an enormous difference between the finished product of an expert and even a craftsperson of moderate skill. The woven rush should be of uniform and also the pattern should be uniform with no gap in the centre of the seat and no sagging.

 

 

 

 

 

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