As you may know I have been busy making a couple of banners for my church. They are for the Lent and Easter season and yesterday I put the first one up.
This one represents the temple curtain (or sin) separating man and God (if you would like a fuller explanation then this is a good link) and is for display during Lent. Now I know Lent is almost over but next year the plan is that it’ll go up on Ash Wednesday, still better later than never so here it is…As you can see it’s hanging very high, which could be a big problem but some men from the church have cleverly set up a pulley system which you can easily lower to hook the banner onto and then pull it up to where you want it – thanks guys!
Here’s a closer view…
The next one – which is really this one with a ‘torn curtain’ in front of it – goes up on Thursday evening ready for Good Friday.
So that was my morning activity – very enjoyable especially as there was a coffee morning happening in church at the time so I had company and refreshments on hand 🙂 . I did have to dash off to get to my Upholstery class in time though. Progress is tangible now. I didn’t do my homework last week for the simple reason that I didn’t really understand how to do it! After asking for clarification I was so glad I hadn’t even attempted it as I know I’d have made a mess of it!
I had to pin and stitch the fabric to the back of the chair – sounds straightforward doesn’t it? And it was when you had someone with you to guide you.
The little pleats will be on show when the outer fabric is put on so I tried to get them even.
This took a couple of hours to do – yes really!
Then the tutor took over and showed me how to shape part of the arm…
and now I’m supposed to do the same on the other side – help! It involves cutting the fabric so you have to be pretty sure of what you’re doing – which I’m not! I think I’ll have to go very slowly with the cutting ‘cos we all know you can’t undo a cut!
My next upholstery class wont be until after Easter now so I’ve a couple of weeks to pluck up some courage and have a go – or wimp out and do it when my tutor is around to rescue me! What would you do?
Until next time,