Rushing

Tilt

Constance loves this pretty chair, except for the way it makes her tilt on her seat…

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unusual

…which happens because of the way the rush seat was woven with a bump in the middle.

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Unwind

She set about unwinding the “rushes”…

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Tangle

…ending up with a large snarl.

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Over, around, under

Re-weaving properly was not difficult…

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Rush Seat

…and the chair ended up with a nice hollow in the middle (although she could have used about six more inches of “rushes”).

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Upright

It is much more comfortable now!

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14 thoughts on “Rushing

    • I agree! I think perhaps the original seat was done by someone who saw a picture but didn’t quite grasp the method…and certainly never sat on a chair with such a bump in the middle!

    • OK – You build the little chair, I’ll gather the bulrushes, and we can have weaving fun…some day…It is actually not hard at all. A chair repair book will be able to help, or the good old internet…but it would be much more fun to do it together!

  1. My Goodness…your talents are unprecedented. If I attempted to fix that chair, my end result would look like the 4th photo. One big snarl of rushes. However your end result has Constance sitting happily on that wonderful red chair.

    • We do enjoy finding small satisfying projects to keep our hands and minds busy… the snarl phase doesn’t last long, fortunately, and I actually feel I could do a human-sized chair at this point – wouldn’t that be fun?

    • Thank you – I love red kitchen chairs, they have a cheerful brightness that is just inviting and comfortable. I had to fix the seat of this little one, sitting on lumps, tilting over and falling off at the table is not comfortable!

  2. Constance is such a font of practical advice and life skills. I did enjoy the photo of her surrounded by a snarl of rushes!! And yet she tamed it!! Our hero.

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