For our February meeting, member Tom Sloan will demonstrate the process of making a Rush Foot Stool. Rush seating is a centuries old craft, dating back to ancient Egypt. It has been practiced in England since the 14th century.
For his demo, Tom will discuss:
- design and layout of the stool
- turning the necessary parts
- and weaving the rush top of the stool
Please join us, February 5th, 7-9 PM, at the Wilmington Woodcraft store.
UPDATE: Tom has put together an excellent hand-out that includes detailed drawings, instructions, and additional resources. You can view or download it here. A photo of one of Tom’s completed rush stools can be seen here.