Rush Matters

The core of Rush Matters' work is traditional rush floor matting, also known as medieval or apple matting. Felicity Irons, founder of Rush Matters, and her team of cutters carry on a centuries-old tradition harvesting English freshwater bulrush Scirpus lacustris, schoeneplectus on the River Great Ouse in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, the Nene in Northamptonshire and on the River Ivel in Bedfordshire.

Felicity Irons is one of the last remaining UK rush weavers, recently receiving a British Empire Medal for her services to Rush and Heritage Crafts.