Cathryn, Thanks for the well wishes, I'm located next door in Wisconsin.
I had no idea the paper fiber rush was used at the Stickley factories, as my impression was that this was a recent invention. Also good to hear it's easy to work with, especially for a newbie like me. It says the material comes in different sizes and colors, do you have any thoughts on which one to use? I'll try to check out your Blog as suggested and get myself better edjucated before I dive in.
Again, many thanks for the useful info! Best regards, -Kevin
Hi Kevin, Nice to see you here on the forum, welcome! Where are you located? I believe you should rethink the use of the natural pre-twisted rush in favor of the paper fiber, which was the material... more
Re: Rush Seat for Stickley Rocker kevinmarkey1,Tue Jun 12 2:36pm
You're welcome Kevin! Where a bouts are you located in Wisconsin? And can you come to our 5th Annual Gathering of The SeatWeavers' Guild at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle on August 3, 4 & 5th to meet... more
I'm in the Milwaukee area, not far from Old World WI. The event looks like fun, but unfortunately I''ll be traveling that weekend. Next time. I'll let you know after I get a chance to read more on... more
Kevin: I have somethings I've posted on my Blog that maybe of some help to you. http://the--chairman.blogspot.com/ and I also did a series of pictures in my Rush photo Album on my Facebook page... more
Hi Jim, I appreciate the links provided and will study them to better understand the process. I really like the simple look of the woven reed seat on your rocker, and will think about that for the... more
on the last big set of G. Stickley chairs I did it was 5/32 paper rush as well as the foot stools I have done so far. Craig Phillips B & C Emporium antiques and original hardware http://www.b-c-e.biz ... more