Paper Rush Weaving Posts

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? #1–Standard Way-Use Upholstery Tacks The most common way to start a paper rush seat is to use upholstery tacks to secure the gusset strands to the side rails. Strands start on the left rail […]

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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 post contains affiliate links, so when you make a purchase, I receive […]

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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… Back in 2010 at the 3rd Annual Gathering of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.® at Tillers International in Scotts, Michigan, one of our members, Jan Stansell from […]

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