RUSH SEATING

Rush seats are attractive and very hardwearing. It will come as no surprise to discover that they are commonly used in churches and other places where chairs get a lot of use.

There are many variations to the pattern, but they all look something like this:

SHOULD MY CHAIR HAVE A RUSH SEAT? 

Even a rush seat, strong as it is, eventually wears away and needs replacing. They are also popular with energetic cats who are pleased to find a specially designed scratching post! More or less any chair with rails around the seat can be rushed, although those that were originally designed for rush seating usually have rough, unfinished wood on these rails.

Rush chair in the process of being rushed, showing the
underlying structure of the process.
Rushing is not weaving. It's a form of wrapping,
as you go over and under the rails, round and round,
until you reach the middle.

CAN I DO IT MYSELF? 

Of course! If you would like to undertake the job yourself we can supply the materials. Our ready-twisted rush comes in two thicknesses, and even easier to use is seagrass or Danish cord. We'll be happy to offer advice.

We publish our own instruction books for these techniques, which can be found here: https://situponseats.blogspot.com/p/books.html (These books are not available anywhere else.)

CAN YOU REPAIR MY RUSH SEAT FOR ME? 

Certainly! Ally has been reseating rush chairs for over 20 years, and is happy to work on your chairs with ready-twisted real rush or artificial paper rush, which is very realistic-looking.  She is delighted to offer advice and support to anyone who wants to try the job for themselves,  and we can supply all the materials you require.

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