Work In Progress

Just a quickie this week folks, as I’m buzzing about like a blue arsed fly trying to get things done – working, parenting, and not one but two domestic appliances are on the fritz – so the chairs, they are a-waiting.

Is it just me, or is anyone else slightly disappointed buy the tremendous speed with which they are back on the hamster wheel of life? Don’t get me wrong, I want lockdown fully lifted and am very very happy to be visiting family and hugging again, but I do sort of miss those days when the most pressing thing I had to do was take the dog for a walk.

Anywhoo, I digress. I am making what feels like incremental progress on a new (old) chair – a Parker Knoll Froxfield, no less.

This time I’ve decided, in my infinite wisdom, to do things a little differently – do you remember the ‘inside out’ wingbacks I did a little while back?

Well having stripped the carcass of the Froxfield, Mr Happy Chair commented on what a lovely shape the arms are – and I thought I’d do something to make the most of that!

Then, in keeping with the idea of showing the normally hidden bits, the inner workings, the functional parts, I decided to reupholster in a selection of fabric offcuts from other projects – all 100% wool, all in complementary shades.

So I’ve spent most of the day piecing fabrics together and topstitching…and more topstitching…

Although it’s taking a little longer, I think it’s going to look pretty lovely once it’s done. Patience is a virtue! (Just not, it would seem, one of mine…)

Have a wonderful week, vintage lovers,

H xxx

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