Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Triangular rush chair and another egg basket

Another long week of mainly cane panelling and standard cane work, but there was one unusual seat weave. The Victorian triangular chair, it was an awkward one, but it's nearly finished now. All that remains to be done is the final sealing of the fibre rush and replacing of the protective wooden edging or "rub rails".

You don't see many triangular seats and this one was just the wrong size for our work table. We ended up working on it with two legs straddling the corner of the table so the whole thing tilted forwards - not the easiest way to do it! This is what it looked like when it arrived.

I've also been working on a couple of egg baskets for a commission, they're coming on well, so far I'm quite pleased with them.

A bit more weaving to do and wrapping of the handles, soon be finished.


Lynfa said...

I am about to seat a triangular stool. Would you be able to explain to me how you managed to do the weave? Thank you.

Kim said...

Hi Lynfa. It's not easy to explain, you will use the traditional rush weave but depending on the size of the seat, you will need to add in extra wraps now and again to keep the mitres right and prevent gaps on the rails between the coils.

If you do a few standard rush seats first you'll get a feel for it.

Lynfa said...

Thank you, I'll give it a go!