I'd particularly like to welcome my new friends from Marlborough College Summer School, who were such amazing and excellent students.
Three people had rush chairs to work on.
The seats have to be packed with paper from below, to keep them firm.
Here we can see a cane stool with a gently curved seat in the process of having its pegs hammered in. With a curved seat, you have to lay down the first horizontals and second verticals from below, in order to preserve the curve.
On the left you can see a rather different project - a chair which was originally designed for a rush seat having a seat made from Danish cord.
Danish cord is an incredibly versatile material, often overlooked by seatweavers who assume it's only suitable for the Scandinavian chairs for which it was originally created.
The official college photographer came round to take photos of our students at work, so I thought it only fair to take a photo of the photographer at work, too.
As the week progressed, several people started working on seagrass stools.
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