Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Work everywhere....

Wanted a lamp shape, only figured out that need to use ring set wrong
way round after doing this one so is  now a ceiling light...

Footstools legs...complete will post  picture tomorrow

New lampshade for  blue lamp stand..



Thursday, 26 July 2012

Progress...

Legs stripped and sanded...ready to wax

Took this one to pieces again as it did not feel right to sit on....replaced horse hair and stuffing


Chair two...began today...


Almost there..


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Drum role...

A sneak peek at how it is going.



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Chose not to use 'modern' wadding stayed with the horse hair and grey stuff



First attempt at stitched seat..a bit big so making smaller





Going to get a better thread match...and walk the dogs.


Monday, 23 July 2012

Cocktail chair

This is well in progress. Been a difficult day doing the back which I put lines/stripes on. Well curved back...and stripes - taken three goes to get to being happy. Sorry  no photos  for now,  first camera disk was full then battery ran flat...so will upload later..need a cup of tea!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Busy ...busy

Been doodling on an evening....


...getting  dafter as I go, wandering if I should screen print him or friends on geometric prints...what do you think?

Sample with a bit of everything

Fabric for chair front...one of  two prints of this screen , going to keep colours neutral. Well try!


Discharge front back and seat 3 mtrs  drying in the sun...


We don't often see sun these day but discharge has worked so nicely in the sun wish I did this for front and back as the colour is so much nicer...not sure if it will match but need to keep going forward....


Pigment print of the above screen, a back up in case all goes horribly wrong...


Monday, 16 July 2012

New Chair

All the way from Wales....but I have been after this sort since my Mother was here at Christmas. Thanks to a very patient and helpful gentleman. Si was going to go to Wales for a short break so the idea was he would bring it back...that was until his break was cancelled. So after some crazy mix up with Parcel Force, it arrived this morning...I now have tree chairs on the go in bits...around the house.


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A very small chair....



But perfect for this piece of fabric


Sunday, 15 July 2012

Chair & Lampshade...



 
Chair has stripped back well....
First attempt at a lampshade and it has worked out okay...just realised I needed to buy an adaptor frame to make into a table lamp....










Been trying to find how I really enjoy/like work as not happy with Mrs Fraganard...I enjoy my owls and patterns,  like the bottom of this screen so going to continue on this line...    .

As I was about to post and saw Tex print, winners...and it is a big wow!  Manri Kishimoto, Colour Prize winner, Central Saint Martins UAL   http://www.artsthread.com/p/manrimanrida  If you get a chance have a look.  

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Decisions...comments?

I am struggling with working pale not sure I like but for now I need to think on which fabric to use for each project. The two chairs I have to cover:-one the retro cocktail chair the other ercol. The owls where for the cocktail chair..Mrs Fraganard...the ercol

Too much white too pale? will work more colours in...

..stripes where for the back..but maybe the seat instead?

 Mrs Fraganard...cocktail chair?

Mrs Fraganard...ercol chair which will be stripped back, painted grey or waxed if wood is light...)


Been busy...

Always a little messy...

...still to steam as was done the traditional way





...before finishing...





The moment of truth when you wash it and the water  run clear..this method has been the best so far very little wash out...no steaming!