Rush and String Seating. Weaving rushes, as a method of chair seating is a very old craft, examples of which have been found in the tombs of Egypt and in England, the craft has been practised since the 14th Century. During the 17th and 18th centuries, rush seating became very popular on country made furniture due to the ready availability of easily harvested rushes. At the end of the 19th century rush seating then enjoyed a revival when the top "Arts and Crafts" designers admired its purity and simplicity.
To create the traditional rush pattern on a seat a single continuous strand of the
chosen seating material such as rush, grass or man-
Weaving cord, as a method of chair seating is a very versatile form of seat weaving.
Using a continuous cord, it can be wound round the wooden rail or hooked over L-
M.E.L. undertake all forms of rushing and stringing in many different mediums. To
discuss your requirements please either contact us by telephone on Tel: 015395 36269
or Email: [email protected]
Ivy Cottage, Aynsome Rd,
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 015395 36269
Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 6HF, UK.