just out of the shed is an understated and much-loved mid century rocking chair. it arrived in tatty faux black leather with squashed and sorry stuffing and left wearing snazzy Melin Tregwynt wool cloth, six new buttons, a newly stuffed back and new cushion pad and a buffing up with beeswax polish.
|great looking and super soft wool cloth from a Welsh mill|
|original tension springs, seen from underneath, with new calico padded cover to protect the cushion fabric|
|unseen... a teeny snip of lovely piping cord from a previous job holds the buttons in place at the back|
|two hefty coil springs make a rocking chair rock|
|calico and linen quilted spring cover...|
|...attached behind and unseen with a stretch of knicker elastic|
|simple and smart finishing detail|
|polished and ready for delivery|
it was a happy job. this is what its owner said:
"the chair... looks splendid. I think my late husband would have been delighted! i shall enjoy sitting in it or inviting my guests use it."