A lovely customer recently asked me to reupholster four dining chairs for her. She had inherited them from her parents who had been given them by their neighbour – Aunty Win.
The fabric reminded me of the carpet bag that Mary Poppins pulled a standard lamp out of…. Anyway, I digress! They were lovely solid frames but they needed new seats.
Here’s some of the processes that went into rebuilding the upholstery…
Webs, springs & lashing
Hessian and stuffing
And lots of stitching
After the second stuffing and calico, I really enjoyed using the beautiful Welsh wool fabric that my client had chosen. Its made by Melin Tregwynt Wool Mill in Pembrokeshire.
Now, I really want to make my own carpet bag with that old fabric…..