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Harris Tweed Treasure

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imageHarris Tweed Treasure

Eldest Son called for help this week. Problem was how to cover an old pub stool with a length of Harris Tweed fabric. Harris Tweed is a quality product, beautiful wool fabric, hand woven in Scotland.Gorgeous!

We deliberated, discussed,and finally decided on the best way forward. The stool had been dismantled and the “orange” legs are to be stripped and waxed at a later date. We cut out a large circle of tween and the same of wadding. We eventually decided to run a gathering thread around the edge of the tweed and pull it up over the stool to fit the seat. We were careful to smooth out the sides with no tucks or pleats. The fabric was very pliable but solid and rich. Son then used a powered staple gun to fix the cover onto the seat. Great result!
A disc of fine hessian is to cover the raw edges underneath. Application of the legs, when they are ready, will give a delightful finish to a quality product. Ah well! Only 19 more to go!

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My Vintage Dressing Table

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My Vintage Dressing Table

This is my vintage dressing table. My parents bought it for me in the 1950’s and I felt ever so grown up. It has had various reincarnations over many years. The curtains have been replaced altering the colour scheme as fashion changed. It currently stands in my guest bedroom and I think is very cute. It is a kidney shape with the curtains hiding two deep drawers. There is a glass top and triple mirrors. The mirrors angle in various directions which enabled me to check the back of my back combed “bee hive” in the late 60’s.Because we have been re painting this room the table has enjoyed a re fresh with newly laundered curtains and polished glass. The dressing table is in perfect condition, but probably not worth a lot of money. I wouldn’t sell it for the world as I have admired my changing image in the mirror for far too long!
I’ll hopefully be back to blogging about crafts next time I’m here. I have been very busy crafting and even busier dreaming of what to do.