Thursday, August 16, 2012
Festive fibers chairs and other pieces that she makes and thought I would try to make fabric for this little victorian style chair that I bought for a few dollars at a garage sale. It still had the horsehair stuffing in it but the fabric had been clawed by the owner's cat and was awful. So, I took it all off down to the springs which I restrung, gave it a nice paint treatment, and then created this fabric for the back and the seat. The hard part was getting it on the chair since I haven't done a lot of upholstery before but I bought a book and just followed the directions. Fortunately for me the book had lots of illustrations of how to make nice corners, etc. Such a cheerful chair!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
I finally took it outside on a big table and spread it out. Its just beautiful with all different colors, brown, rust, gray and white.
After soaking it I pulled the bags out and spun them dry in the washing machine and just repeated the process.
Wow, was there a lot of dirt!
Then I begain rinsing the bags and spinning them in the washing machine. The wool here is clean and drying on a unused window screen. The wool is soft and I got most of the grease out.