RUSH

Hats - Mats

A Brief History of Rush

Rush has been used for centuries to make useful and beautiful articles.   Chair seats, shopping baskets, containers for food or possessions, hats, handbags, table mats and floor mats and also used as insulation in roofs, these are just some of the applications of rush over the centuries.   Rush grows in flowing rivers and is harvest from shallow boats and then dried as if making hay, turning regularly to dry before storing it.  It is the true British rush and not the non native ‘bull rush’ that one thinks of as rush.  It is a delight to work with when wetted and although has different shades of green when freshly dried, turns to a lovely shades of gold after a while when exposed to the light.  Commissions undertaken and Workshops can be given in Rush work.

This photograph was taken onstage at the Syndey opera house during the production of Mozarts Figaro 2019 some artists can be seen wearing the rush hats commissioned for this Opera. 

Hats & Mats

Rush Hat made for the Sydney Opera House for their production of 

Mozart’s Figaro in 2019

Rush Hat made for the Sydney Opera House for their production of 

Mozart’s Figaro in 2019

Rush Hat made for the Sydney Opera House for their production of 

Mozart’s Figaro in 2019

Rush table drinks coasters.