Friday, September 04, 2009

Almost there

So here we are. Almost at the end of the road.
We left off after finishing the bottom of the seat.
Now I needed to make a roll to put on the border of the chair so that the back of the knees would be nicely supported.

Steps for the perfect roll:

One. Put a piece of heshen across the front of the chair, and hammer in.
Two. Take a long thin piece of think cardboard and hammer in on top of it.

Three. Get some coconut fiber. Tease it and put on top.

Four. Roll the coconut fiber in the heshen and tighten as much as possible.
Five. Hammer it in with a long tack every centimeter so that the roll stays as tight as possible and fold on the sides to make nice corners.

Six. Stich it in in a criss cross motion and special knots so that the foll flattens and is pushed to the front. It also makes it even tighter. That's it!

That was last week's class.

This week, I stiched loops in my heshen with slipknots and filled the seat with flock.

Once nice and full, I covered it in calico and started the painstaking job of pulling it, tacking it, untaking it and pulling it tighter, while adding and taking out bits of flock so that the edges are nice, round, soft and tight, just like the back of the chair.

Now the only thing left is to pick a final fabric to finish it off!
That might just be the hardest thing of all...


Blogger johanne said...

bravo...mais quel travail...incroyable!

2:59 PM  

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