Friday, March 8, 2013

Linda's Legs



I was so thrilled when Linda http://miraclechicken.blogspot.com/ sent me these gorgeous cabriole chair legs she made for my wing chairs. Somehow she cut them out of one piece of cherry wood. There are no joints in the legs. ???
So...I had to order some of Susan Bembridge's Fabric to do them justice. I got my favorite for a English cottage, Cream Fleurette. I can't begin to tell you how lovely her fabrics are. The cotton is so soft and easy to work with.
For this chair I had planned to make fabric covered piping. No matter how many times I tried (on some practice material) I just thought the finished result looked to big. I want the piping to be a subtle addition to the chairs.


OK back to the nasty stuff, polymer clay. I am working on my next eBay auction. It is wonderful to have a little extra mad money to spend on miniatures.


26 comments:

  1. Well, Catherine, your chair is gorgeous. What beautiful fabric. You have such a knack for picking fabric. I also love that little stool. The cabriole legs are also very nice! A lovely and thoughtful gift!

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  2. Hi Catherine!
    Your Chair is wonderful, so beautiful!
    The fabric and the legs are stunning!
    Love also the little stool.
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  3. Another delightful chair, I adore the new legs and your fabric choice (yet again) is beautiful!!!!

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  4. Is marvelous! Really pretty!!! The legs are stunning and the fabric is a great choice!

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  5. Wonderful chair! Love those authentic legs and the fabric. For the self-piping, try using a monofilament like very fine fishing line, it must be fairly flexible. Fray check the edges of your fabric and enclose the 'cording' by hand with small running stitches, it will be more flexible than a glued edge.

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    1. Susan,

      Thank you so much I will try that and see if it helps. XXX

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  6. The SB fabric is di-voon! I really like the piping you used on the chair --the subtle contrast is very pretty. Linda certainly makes a well-turned leg. Can't WAIT to see what you make next!

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  7. Another masterpiece Catherine, it is gorgeous. I must try Susan's hint for making piping for my cushions, although your braid edging looks just great on the chair. What will you be making next from polymer clay I wonder, can't wait to see.

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  8. Beautiful chair with the cabriole legs. I would love to make a chair like this myself for my dolls to sit in. Would you consider share the pattern or sell the chair in kit-form? Margot

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    1. I am sorry to tell you I cannot do that. Thank you though for your interest. :-)

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  9. That is just perfect !
    Your work is as always wonderful and your choice for the fabric is the best one ! I also love the one you made for Linda.

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  10. Catherine,
    your new wing chair is gorgeous. You are capable of making remarkable miniature artworks!
    The pattern you've chosen is very pretty, the hand-carved legs are great, your upholstery skills are just stunning!!!
    Lucia

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  11. Your chair is wonderful. I like the fabric.
    Bye Faby

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  12. Catherine it is another FABULOUS perfect chair!
    So glad my legs came in handy :) The fabric is gorgeous but what you do with it is magic!

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  13. I think you did a wonderful job upholstering this chair. And the piping is perfect. I'm still practising on piping :-) The thinner the piping, the more difficult it is, but you manage very well, Catherine!

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  14. Wat een prachtige stoel is het geworden. Het is een sfeervol hoekje.

    Groeten Xandra

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  15. Because I recently tried to make a chair myself, and after 4 hours of trying, I finally throw it in the garbage can:( So my respect to you for achieving to make these amazing chairs is very big! The legs are amazing too!!! Great work:)))

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    1. Awww I am so sorry you gave up on your chair. Sometimes if you just keep going it will turn out fine. XXX

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  16. Dear Catherine,

    Your chairs are SO beautiful and I'm very impressed with the detail and style. Your taste in fabric and proportion is phenomenal. I admire how professional your creations look and how each one has its own perfect and unique quality. I can only aspire to your talent! As soon as I get my English cottage up and ready for furniture, I know who to contact for a chair commission!

    Hope all is well with you.

    All best,
    Brad

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    1. Thank you Brad for all your lovely comments about my work. I will be very happy to make you a chair when you are ready.

      I am looking forward to seeing your English cottage. I am on my way to your blog to see what you are doing. :-)

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  17. Well you've got some nerve showing Linda's legs on your blog! But I'm sure Linda won't mind this time ;-) It is another beauty Catherine!

    And as always you have created a wonderful little scene around the chair, picking up on those colours in the fabric. Always a pleasure to look at the detail in your photos!

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  18. Linda's legs on your blog???? I didn't know that Linda had such beautiful legs :DDDD???!
    No, I am kidding, this chair is so beautiful, I really love the no jointed legs and the fabric. No worry, the piping is perfect!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  19. Another beautiful piece of work and a lovely collaboration.The fabric is stunning and I'm glad to hear it's so easy to work with. I must make sure I order from Susan Bembridge next time instead of itsy bitsy. It really is such a pretty colour.

    I have just joined your blog Catherine....I have been wondering why I never see your posts on my blog list....I always thought I was a follower.....I just checked...apparently not....easily fixed though...; )

    ML Fi xx

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    1. Welcome! I am very glad to hear you joined. I have loved seeing what you are doing on your blog.
      I am glad you liked the chair. You will adore Susan Bembridge's fabrics. I am sure her wallpaper is just as beautiful.

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