Mid-20th century Modern Metamorphosis
This mid century modern armchair and footstool used a cleverly
stitched together fitted loose cover. My customer wanted to use
Flock’s Northmore Minor in Teal designed by Rachel Parker.
People don’t realise that sometimes cutting , making and fitting a loose cover can be as much work as refurbishing and producing a fitted cover.
Getting the curves right and bringing together this gorgeous textile design to “flow” throughout the shapes.
As this textile is printed on 100% Cotton, the use of a Flame retardent barrier cloth was essential for the pieces to comply with the relevant health,Safety & Fire Regs.
To make the cover more versatile and washable, I opted to make the seat cushion separate from the armchair unlike the original which was fixed.
The second piece, A Modern tub chair was tricky too: Each Pattern piece involved seams which were piped and then topstitched before
My many thanks to Jenny Wingfield For referring this lovely customer to me who sent me the following comments:
“Just mailing to say how much I love the work you have done on my three items, the chairs and the stool. They have been done beautifully and make my room a changed place. Your skills are just great and I appreciate all the work that has gone into them. Thank you so much. Many thanks Pearl Brown”