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.
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.
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.