Project of the week by far was the recreation – from vintage-inspired faux fur – for a Laverne Lily Chair that one of our customers owns. In our construction discussion, he nixed the zipper. Also, no polyfil here. The pillows are filled with rags. I had no idea what I was working with. So I built a template, muslin pillow forms and two furry chair pads that look quite like the pictures.
We also had a a very unusual quilt dropped off by one of our neighboring shop owners. It has the most amazing burlap-y back and plaid top, built over an earlier quilt that isn’t quite as interesting. We researched it but there is nothing around quite like it.
Some other projects worth mentioning…
Hope Gangloff is an amazing artist. This piece is hanging at the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield. I was honored to be asked to teach a workshop based on Hope, her textile imagery, her use of pattern and fabric stitching and storytelling. It’s the first in a series of six which will reflect topics of future exhibits.
We’re hoping for warm weather any way we can.