Sunday, February 26, 2017

I think it works with the sofa



 Several years ago I made a dark blue wing chair with a William Morris print on it. The fabric came from a 100% silk men's tie made by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The quality of the silk and the printing the Met does is fantastic! Plus, I thought the scale was just right.



Other than the solid gold silk sofa I made, I never thought I would find another complimentary print to go with the dark blue chair. The fabric shops in my city are a total disaster!!!

Recently, I found another silk tie on eBay that I thought would work. No wonder, when it arrived I realized it was the same print in a different color. I thought it might be OK if I placed the print a bit differently on the chair. I did that except it seems for the seat back. (which I noticed after it was too late!) 

I think they will work in the same room using a solid gold silk sofa I made. I think the William Morris Brer Rabbit cushion I stitched works great on it too.

Click on the one below for a better view. 













45 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks just beautiful! Love how the chairs look with the sofa.

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    1. Thank you Sheila. The B. Rabbit cushion helps tie it all together I think.

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  2. Fantastic work Catharine. The patterns and colours in the silk ties are fantastic and your workmanship is beautiful.
    Well done.
    Regards Janine
    PS The Miniteers are off to the Seattle Miniature Show this weekend and we are taking Elizabeth's Green Dolphin Street, Gothica and a lovely room box that Fatima has done.

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    1. How exciting Janine. I hope you find some wonderful treasures for your collection.
      People are going to love seeing Elizabeth's house. It is a work of art! I would love to see Fatima's room box myself. ;-)
      Thank you for your kind comment about my chairs.

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  3. Your chairs look amazing Catherine.....and you have done (yet again) a SPECTACULAR job with the covering. As you know I am a huge fan of your wingback chairs, but in this case I am loving the lower backed chair.....magnificent!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Linda.
      I thought you were looking for a new fabric for the lower back style chair. I am still happy to make one for you!

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    2. Thank you Catherine!!! I live in a 'void' when it comes to anything regarding miniatures or lovely fabric.....I see what I can turn up in my travels.😉

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  4. Hi Catherine! How Fantastic is that!???; finding the same patterned tie in a different color-way! The effect of the lighter print is that it gives a generally softer look to the furniture grouping which is Really Charming!
    Your 2 chairs remind me of the His and Her type of seating in which the ladies chair would sit lower to the ground than the man's, however in this case, it is only the chair back that's lower. Nevertheless, each piece including the ottoman, is made to PERFECTION! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth.
      I had forgotten about his & hers chairs, it never occurred to me. ;-) I put the ottoman in the mix because I don't have a coffee table yet for this grouping. I think I am going to make a room box this. I have those blue lamps I made that I think will be just right for it.
      I can't wait to hear about the Seattle Show.

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  5. It looks great Catherine. I wouldn't have noticed that the prints were the same if you hadn't mentioned it! I think everything looks great together.

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    1. Thank you Shannon.
      The print fooled me long enough to buy it. I was hoping it wouldn't be noticeable. I am glad you like them together. :-)

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  6. What a stunning job you have made upholstering these chairs Catherine - do you know which Wm Morris design it is?

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    1. Thank you Rosemary.
      No, I don't know the name of this print. I wish I did. Usually I can check that on the Met's website but these ties aren't being sold there any more. I haven't found this particular print of his anywhere else either.

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  7. I'm very impressed by your chair and I too would never have noticed the difference with the print if you hadn't said. Lovely work.

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    1. Thank you Irene.
      The softer colors fooled me too. ;-)

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  8. fantastic prints and chairs
    hugs

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  9. Hello! Very nice chairs and upholstery! I like your blog!
    Tatiana

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    1. Thank you Tatiana.
      I am delighted to hear you like them.
      I hope you will come back again soon. ;-)

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  10. Fantastic! The patterns and colors match beautifully. What a great find those ties were. The whole group together with the cushion and the tea tray looks absolutely lovely.

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    1. Thank you Josje.
      When the internet is your only option for buying fabric, you have to take what you can rely on and find. Matching colors is nearly impossible.
      I have tried other museums but didn't like the silk or the printing.

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  11. Stunning work!! :D I think the colors and patterns work perfectly together.

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  12. Los 2 sillones son preciosos. El tapizado genial.

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  13. Beautiful work as usual, Catherine! Your eye was on point, choosing the same pattern in a different color! It really does pass as different enough to escape the "matchy" feeling! With the two chairs in different shapes.... you have a "Grandma" chair and a "Grandad" chair all ready for the evening by the fire... newspaper and knitting are next? LOL! I Love that you are finding these patterns in old silk ties! That is just so wonderfully different.... probably not many people are trying to bid against you! I think they look perfect together!

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  14. Thank you Betsy.
    I don't think there will be any knitting maybe an embroidery frame. ;-)
    I adore that super soft silk. Which is what those ties are made of. You really have to see them in person to realize how lovely it is. Silk just takes dyes so beautifully.

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  15. Beautiful! It works very well with the other pieces. Love this color, you are a great upholsterer.

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  16. The fabrics work beautifully together. It all looks stunning :0)

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  17. Beautiful fabric and they are perfect armchairs!!!
    Geneviève

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    1. Hi Geneviève,
      Thank you for you kind comment.

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  18. Hello Catherine,
    What a lovely coincidence! I think they compliment each other beautifully, and the gold sofa is the perfect touch to unify the set. Well done!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac,

      You must be very busy. I miss seeing your post. ;-)

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  19. Your chairs and sofa are perfection. The colours work so well together. The petit point cushion is the perfect finishiing touch. Love it all!

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  20. Awwww how nice Linda. Thank you!

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  21. Oh yes, it looks great Catherine! I love fabrics that compliments each other but are not the same color etc. In my real life lounge my sofa is covered in a different fabric from my two wing back chairs.

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  22. The prints look lovely together. You have a great eye for all thinks miniature!

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  23. Thank you Troy! What a lovely thing to say.

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