Ok so this is new. I've never had my pictures arranged nicely before, and I like the "collage effect". Makes getting them in the right order utterly impossible, though!
So, via Twitter, another new friend from the thing I'm allowed to talk about tomorrow, welcome! It's lovely to make your acquaintance, and even better if you can teach me to knit! So, my chair........
This chair has been seat-less in my back yard for ages. I was looking at a book on the weekend of home projects and that kind of stuff and I had a flash of inspiration.
Although I must be honest, half way through this project, I was beginning to wish I hadn't. It hurt, a lot!
Plaiting that amount of fabric - that's a whole single duvet cover and one side of a double duvet cover, hurts. Especially plaiting it so tightly. And weaving taught, tightly plaited fabric, that hurt too.
My hubby had to make me a wedge to pack the fibres together to fit them in, and my word did I need it. And all from my good friend Pug-face's old bed sheets! Recognise them, mate?!
The chair frame is wound with twill garden twine. I already had a massive ball of it, but I did have to buy another as I ran out. All together, I used about one ball, which cost about £3. Gives a really nice effect, don't you think? And covers the warped, stained and generally wrecked wood in an interesting way.
So, with aching shoulders, sore hands and a happy heart, it is finished and I'm really pleased with it. Another bizarre, mismatched and odd piece to add to my luckily bizarre, mismatched and odd collection of things!
Oh, and my hubby's started his own blog too. It's all about recovering from and adjusting to life out of the services. It's an eye opener. http://stephenbrunell.blogspot.com/ Have a little look, I dare you!