Monday, October 6, 2014
Recycling the Needlepoint
Remember the chair as it started? I couldn't bare to just throw the needlepoint away. It was probably close to 100 years old. It was dirty and a little dry rotted around the edge, but the center was okay.
I had to wash it out 3 TIMES. The water was almost black. I used Tide and elbow grease.
To dry it, I laid it in half a towel and folded it over.
..then rolled it up and squeezed.
I hung it up to finish drying.
I sewed the same buffalo check to the back and flipped it right side out. Stuffed it, and...
The colors came out a bit, though not as much as I had hoped. Like I said, I just couldn't bring myself to separate it from the original chair, much less throw it away.
Thanks for reading!
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