Thursday, 26 September 2013

Ercol armchair in Melin Tregwynt Wool

An Ercol 203 armchair reupholstered in Melin Tregwynt St. David's Cross (Birchwood) doublecloth.

These chairs have now reached the status of Genuine British Classic and need no introduction from me.

The wool is an historic pattern based on early 18th Century Shaker weaves but carries the well-known motifs of centuries of Welsh blankets. Woven in Wales by these terrific people .

The seat cushion is a bespoke fit but I decided not to make a bespoke seat back this time because I wanted the back spindles to be visible for that Shaker look. This also makes the back cushion more versatile, allowing it to be used on other chairs/sofas/etc.

This chair is £500

The chair and the footstool below will be on show along with some of my other Welsh Wool chairs at the Llandovery Sheep Festival this weekend - they're mainly in the Red Giraffe Studio but there's also the Organic Wool Chair I made for Llynfi Textiles on their stall.

Give me a call if you're going and we could meet for a pint.

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