Next week I'll have a finished pansy to show and then the blog is going to pivot to a slightly different craft across time. I'm going to attempt to reupholster this beautiful chair:
The first question people ask when I tell them about this is, "Why? Wouldn't it be cheaper to just get a new one?". There are several reasons to reupholster this chair in particular:
The next question is, "Have you ever done reupholstery?". I've only done simple things like dining room chairs and ottomans. Nothing that needed more than cutting and stapling so this is by far the most ambitious project I've started. I've been watching videos and I have some library resources. I'm going to take it pretty slow and take a lot of pictures and mark everything clearly. I originally thought maybe I could keep some of the original fabric but it's nearly impossible to match or find a good contrast to the burnt orange fabric. I'll have to recover the whole thing and I'll update this blog every week with the progress.
I know you're thinking, can you get some of that really cool fabric in the first picture that's on the foot rest and arms? Even if I could, getting it lined up and straight on the chair is a level of difficulty I'm not going to attempt.
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.