16 May 2009

My first upholstered chair!


I have started making the warp for my next scarf today, but, I got a bit side-tracked and ended up spending the evening re-upholstering!
This chair is from my late Grandma...its a little shop chair (its a bit higher than normal, for sitting by the shop counter). Its been with me now for a few years, in this state, so finally I bought a book about uphostery. I didnt follow it though, I didnt have most of the proper materials!
Anyway, its covered with a tea towel, which my Gran had the same one in her kitchen. She had a great sense of humour too, so I think she would have loved it very much!

Well, this is how I did it...



The straps are pulled really tight and woven both ways, use tacks and hammer it all down tight!
Please note that, you're meant to use hessian tape not cotton tape, and linen scrim instead of an Ikea tea towel! The first covering is to keep the stuffing in place and get a smooth surface before the top cover goes on.