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.

Long Footstool in Melin Tregwynt Wool

Long footstool traditionally reupholstered and covered in Melin Tregwynt St. David's Cross (ember).

£120 sorry, this was has now sold

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Bus Stop Cushion at Llangadog (again)

In June last year I fitted a cushion to a bus stop bench on the A40 at Llangadog (details here). After a year it had become dirty and sun bleached so I thought I'd better replace it with a new one. Here it is.

I hope the people in the nearby houses look after it as well as they did the last one - I would occasionally pass by and it would be hanging down at the back or off the side, but by the time I'd return, someone would have straightened it up again.

Over the past year I've seen people stop to photograph it and seen many people sitting on it. I think this one is even more comfortable.