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What’s the 4th Way to Start a Paper Rush Seat?

What’s the 4th Way to Start a Paper Rush Seat?

Let’s do a review here of the variety of ways to begin “squaring up” a trapezoidal seat before I show you the fourth method to start a paper rush seat, OK? This page may contain affiliate links since WickerWoman.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by […]

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Starting to Rush That Chair Seat?

Starting to Rush That Chair Seat?

Are you a new chair seat weaver? Getting into this seatweaving craft for either fun or profit? Are you intimidated by weaving your first paper rush seat? If so, then maybe this post will be a big help to get you on the right track. Rushing to start? Choose your best method This page may contain affiliate links since WickerWoman.com is a participant in the […]

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Paper Rush Seat Weaving Class

Paper Rush Seat Weaving Class

We all had a great time at the rush seat weaving class at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota, August 19-20, 2015. Most of the time we had great weather, but it did rain periodically. The harbor in front of the school campus is lovely though, no matter the weather. The north shore of Lake Superior is always interesting. The two-day paper rush […]

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First paper rush chair seat

First paper rush chair seat

#Throwback Thursday–Here are a few pix of my first paper rush chair seat that I wove in 1975! My mother-in-law asked me to weave the rush seat on her chair, knowing I was into refinishing antiques. She had done some chair caning herself but didn’t want to learn how to weave rush seats, so thought I’d like the challenge. MIL had the chair frame that […]

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Hand-twisted cattail rush-Throwback

Hand-twisted cattail rush-Throwback

Throw-back Thursdays–These photos of me weaving hand-twisted cattail rush seats were taken in 1982, when I already had about six years weaving the hand-twisted rush under my belt. As you might have guessed from the odd size of these photos, the pictures were taken with a camera that produced small, square pictures. Remember those old things? We lived in Rochester, Minnesota at the time and […]

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Joining paper rush using hog ring pliers

Joining paper rush using hog ring pliers

Well, this topic of joining paper rush strands using hog ring pliers is one that I thought I’d already covered here on the Weavin’ Wicker Woman blog, but I can’t find one single post on it, so here goes… This page may contain affiliate links since WickerWoman.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a […]

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Paper Rush Seat Weaving Tip-How to start

Paper Rush Seat Weaving Tip-How to start

Steps to begin weaving paper rush seat We’ve had some lively discussions over the years on the SeatWeaving & Chair Caning Forum–The Chair Caner’s Community Hub™ with several members sharing and giving a paper rush seat weaving tip. The latest paper rush seat weaving tips thread from March 2013, deals with various methods of starting the gusset strands or short filler strands on a trapezoidal […]

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New use for old wicker material–Wednesday Wicker Wisdom

New use for old wicker material–Wednesday Wicker Wisdom

WEDNESDAY WICKER WISDOM–Today’s topic is about creativity in using an old wicker material in a new innovative way. Well, it’s probably not so innovative, just different… A while back a customer brought in this small footstool that had been woven in a checkerboard pattern, using #4 paper fibre rush. It was in sad shape and needed the seat replaced, as you can see. I have […]

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Paper Rush Seatweaving Hint–Tuesday Tips

Paper Rush Seatweaving Hint–Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip of the Day–This Tuesday’s Tip is about weaving a paper rush seat, beginning the first step of weaving, filling in the gussets or side rails. The old way of attaching the short strands needed to “square up” a trapezoidal (wider in the front than in the back) chair seat, was to nail the ends to the inside left and right side rails using […]

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Paper Rush Manufacturer

Paper Rush Manufacturer

MONDAY MENTION–I was surfing around trying to find some more chair caning blogs like this one that I blogged about before, when I discovered that a favorite caning supply company, Peerless Rattan Company has a blog, too! Got to looking around and reading past posts when I saw this one on a paper fibre rush manufacturing company right here in the States! Read the Peerless […]

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