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...

Pretty Pillow.
 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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you didn't throw it out, it turned out beautiful and looks so good on the original chair. There is a way too much thrown away..that is one of my pet peeves. So much beautiful stuff to be salvaged and recycled. Love it!