Rush seating and Rush Homeware

Rush Seating

I use English Rush to restore and refurbish traditional rush seated chairs. It is not often possible to repair a rush seat , in all likelihood it will need to be replaced and rewoven from scratch. Customers need to be able to bring their chair to my studio in Ditchling or home in Brighton and Hove. I work to commission with prices depending on the size of the chair seat to be restored and the thickness of the rush coils. As a guide a dining chair will cost around £95 – 120 per seat , a large carver style chair £150 -160. A new seat should last between 50 and 75 years if looked after. Please use the contact page to enquire about rush seating.

My homeware range specialises in items made from rush which usually incorporate other homegrown plant fibres such as cornus, willow bark, montbretia, red hot poker and lily. I carry a small stock or make to commission with a six week wait time from order to delivery. I also make plaited table mats in various sizes.


Papoose has been specially designed to help with reusing and recycling smaller plastic bags such as bread and vegetable wrappers. It is both a storage basket and dispenser. Made from plaited rush with other garden materials to give texture and colour to the piece. Leather strap.

Small papoose
Approx 25cm long x 10cm diameter £70 + P&P
Designed for small clear plastic food storage bags such as those used for packaging bread, fruit and salad.

Medium papoose
Approx 35cm long x 13cm diameter £130 + P&P
Designed for thinner single use store and supermarket carrier bags.  Enquire here

Table mats

Each  large table mat contains a centre of storm blown and sanded wild cherry wood. and at least 10 meters of plaited rush and other garden fibres. 1cm thick and  28cm in diameter, stacked plaited mats are extremely robust and heat resistant . Leather tag for hanging and displaying. Cord option available for vegetarians.

Large table mat £35 + p&p

Coaster £10 each or £30 for a set of four. Enquire here

Rush bags and bread baskets

I usually carry a small stock of functional rush bags and baskets or make to commission. Guide price £45 – 60 for a medium sized bag or basket. Square mats £30. Enquire here