Natural Fibre Seating

natural fibre seats


Natural Fibre Seating

All these chairs use natural fibres to form the seat.

From left to right, Rush, Sisal cord, Woven split cane and Sea-grass.

Natural fibre seating is hard-wearing and breathable.


We replace worn, broken or damaged cane-work in chairs.

The work is slow because in traditional cane-work, each strand is individually woven to form the seat.



Scroll down to find estimating calculation for the cost of cane-work.





Rush Seating

Natural and continuous rolled rush and rolled paper rush substitute all have applications in seating furniture.

We recommend replacing like for like.



A popular alternative to laid twines – traditionally used in small seating especially stools.


How to cost hand-woven Cane-work.

Cane-work is slow and expensive work so here is a rough guide to estimate the cost.

  1. The cane work has a length, L and a width W, along the length the greatest number of holes is NL and along the width, the greatest number of holes is NW.
  2. Measure the length L and the Width W in metres and count the numbers of holes.
  3. Multiply L x NW and add it to W x NL.
  4. Multiply the answer by 6 to give the price in Euros.

This is only a rough guide and for accurate pricing we need to see the piece or at least pictures of it.

Most cane-work is roughly square, made up in a 6-way weave, two warp, two weft and two diagonals, but if there is a fan pattern or island or some other complexity built into the original weave or if it is double sided, the work will be more expensive.


We can re-seat traditional Irish country chairs in a variety of natural fibre materials.

Quite often the spindles need to be replaced – no problem.

We use sisal cord or seagrass



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