I managed to finish my homework by the skin of my teeth – took me back to when I was in school!!
Yesterday’s chair lesson was all about preparing the back of the chair. First I had to decide where the buttons are going to go – I had some large tacks to push through the hessian and move around until I came up with a pattern I thought looked good, the tutor then came and moved it all to something which looked altogether much better – one of those things you need experience for I guess (I must admit to never having considered what makes a chair button look good before :))
Next step was to sew strings down the back of the chair…
Then the ‘hairy’ bit – stuffing fluffed up horse hair under the strings to cover the back.
All the button markings got covered up on the front so I need to put in paper markers where the button positions are – you can just see one in place. So homework for next week is to do the stringing and stuffing for the seat of the chair. The tutor did say that she thought I’d be using my fabric next week to start covering the seat – exciting 🙂
But for now it’s back to the banner.
Until next time,