Thursday, 6 September 2012

Helen's Chair

A 1960's/70's armchair in the HIgh Wycombe style, covered in Sanderson 'Still Life' and 'Park Life' fabrics.

This was for my friend Helen, a fashion lecturer who insisted that these two fabrics would work together. I wasn't so sure but now I see she was right. Sometimes it's better to bow to the judgement of fashion experts even though they are all slightly bonkers. Bonkers is certainly the way forward if you ask me.

I used opposite piping on the cushions and arms to bring the two fabrics together.

And added piping to the edges of the back panel to complete it.
This chair belonged to Helen's Aunty Eileen (or Anti as we say in Wales) and was in a fairly sorry state. Most people would have put it in a skip. Now it's a family heirloom that everyone will talk about. They will smile when they sit in it.
And they will love it. 

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous fabric from Sanderson. From Henri Matisse painting. I wish I could get my hands on some. .... The chair is beautiful xxxxxxx