Friday, July 18, 2008
Here's a photo of student area at my church. They remodeled, bought a couple of vinyl couches and recovered the existing mission style furniture. They wanted a heavy duty fabric that could be easily cleaned...I talked them out of vinyl cushions and they opted for this nice microfibre. The back cushions were crumpled and balled up, they were filled with the standard loose dacron fiber - I replaced them with an inner core of soft foam inside an envelope of a superior loose fiber called "comforel". These should hold up to use for years.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
For anyone seriously interested in reupholstering antiques, this video is the best! Check out this trailer of the instructional video: Horse Hair and Leather Basics by Kim Buckminster.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Here I am at the Rathskeller Biergarten with the rest of the slipcover ladies.....apparently really enjoying the chips and salsa!
After 2 days of immersing ourselves in classes and demonstrations, this was a nice break. I got to visit with old friends, and made many new friends. It's great to be able to network with these amazing women. The exchange of techniques, business strategies, and even war stories was great. I came home refreshed and excited to try out new things. I learned about faux tufting a slipcover, custom silkscreening the fabric, new developments in "green" fabrics, and...blogging.