A Rush Seat

A couple of weeks ago we had our worst winter weather of the year.  It was the perfect time to stay indoors and weave my first rush seat.

Weaving a Rush Seat

As with all things there’s a learning curve, and in the finished seat it’s pretty easy to see that I’m just a beginner when it comes to seat weaving.

My first rush seat

The material used here is bullrush stems imported from Portugal.  Next summer I’ll try to find a stand of narrow-leaved cattails whose leaves I can harvest myself: these are the new world equivalent for seat making.

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