Tuesday, 27 November 2007

The Chaise of Dreams - Part 2

Dear Furniture Fans....
This will be a short blog... I will let you kow what I have been doing without too much blerb... I think all this writting just gets in the way!

I think last time I finished with Springs? cant remember soooooo long ago... and yes again I have been slack in my keeping you up-to-date! (sorry)
Anyway, I have done loads...

The last pic you saw I think was... this one of the Coir going on

Well, as lot has happened since that photo! The Coir (over7lb's) was put on the chaise...

The centre of the seat was sewn through and tightened beyond belief.... and the sides then release so they could be stuffed more! I then did three lots of the blind stitching to create a really straight edge up the side.. then it had the top roll stitching sewn in... and as you can see this is rather a large Chaise so this took quite some time.. but I am getting faster as I get more and more used to it!!

The seat now looks like this...

I have had to complete the same process on the arm (it didnt take too long)

I then tackled the back.. this was different.. I hadnt ever done this before.. because you see the thing that is going to be a real headache is I am buttoning the back!! yes you heard it here first.. exclusive... buttons!!!

The Back then had to start a little different... the hessian went on over the webbing as normal.. but then I sewd another piece of hessian in the square to the centre... leaving a flat section! (see pic if you are confussed)

I then lifted all the sides and stuffed underneath and tacked down to create a back roll all the way round the edge without disturbing the centre - this is left flat so you can burtton!

This stuffing also had to have blind stitching and top roll to create shape... and curve (ooh, isnt that posh)
Now... from this point onwards it all got a bit too much... I didnt realise that buttons were so much work.... I marked out by sewing cotton wadding on places where the buttons were going to go.. and then did a lot of bridal ties to keep all the hair in place... I did go a little over the top with this!
Well... after saying this would be a short blog... it has turned out to be quite large after all!

I will let you all know what happens next... it's very exciting! but a lot or hard work.. and you get to see the infamous "Black Finger Nail"!!!

if you cant wait visit my Flickr

See you all soon darlings!

mwah* mwah*

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

The Chaise of Dreams - Part 1

Hey there furniture fans...

I have a treat for you guys... I have done LOADS on my chaise! oh yeah baby... it's really coming on fast! Last time we spoke I think I was just showing you the frame... well you are in for a treat!
Here is the starting picture for you..
Yes its a tidy frame! The centre bar is missing - all that remains or gave me any indication that it was there are the holes where it would have located - so I have had to put in a strengthening bar in the centre (sorry no picture....)

I then had the webb the underside - same af before... stretching the webbing over the under side of the frame so the springs can sit and be held in place

Same as before the webbing is woven under and over so you can hold all the springs in place.

They all get sewn down to the webbing and the lashed down to create tension...

You can see the tension bar I put in the frame in the right hand picture...

I will leave you with this tantalising image....

and run off.

I will write again soon with the further progress I have made... oh it's sooo exciting!

if you cant wait check out www.flickr.com/photos/abstar