Friday, October 4, 2013

Finding images of pieces I restored in the past.

I came across these photos of a piece I restored back in 2005. I can still remember restoring it.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wing-backed Chair recycled fabric.

Sometimes I have clients come to me with requests to upholster their piece with re-purposed cloth items. Sometimes they request this to save money and other times the fabric item may have some sentimental value. Here is a wing-backed chair recovered with a heavy linen print that was original drapery. The black fabric she just had laying around. I added the red cording to give highlight. There were many comments from other customers when they entered my shop.

Friday, August 23, 2013

A Mustard Yellow Leather Sofa

A client came to me with some some nice leather hides that had been neglected and stained. She wanted me to recover her sofa and to redesign it with a more sleek and modern feel. I reshaped and built up the inside back with down soft foam foregoing the bulkiness of the semi-attached cushions. Working around the stained leather was a challenge.

A simple and sleek piece.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lined Pouch - for small stuff.

It could be a make-up bag, a bag to hold sewing stuff, a toiletry bag, etc. I use one to hold the loupes and other tools I use to magnify lichen and another to collect lichen specimens.

The linen fabric is covered with a clear vinyl on the outside and inside to protect from stains.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tabitha Bag created with re-purposed wool jackets

This is my first attempt at creating this "Tabitha Bag" using a pattern purchased from Flossie Teacakes. The piece turned out okay, however, I used very heavy wool cloth that made some of the detail work difficult. However, now that I've worked through the first creation, I will adapt the pattern to accommodate the more bulky re-purposed fabrics I usually use.

This bag was made from two wool jackets purchased at a local resale shop.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Wing-backed Chairs

A couple photos of wing-backed chair I re-upholstered for the Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan.