Previously, on Upholstery News…
We had left Jessica and Mike in a bit of a pickle.
The springs had just exploded out of the chair with cataclysmic force, leaving a tangle of string in their wake. From the point of the eruption tacks had flown forth in all directions, culminating in an impressive ricochet off a picture on the far wall of the room.
I have to confess, after all that, I’ve been dragging my feet.
The longer, stronger tacks arrived some while ago, yet there was always something else to do. Even the ironing.
But yesterday morning I returned to YouTube once more and found something I thought might crack it.
Once again, Mike held down the springs as I tied the knots, but with a revision to the process it all seemed more natural, little effort at all. Which just goes to show, anything is
easy easier When You Know How.
The point of all this is just to have a go. I’ve always loved working with fabric so upholstery was a logical next step.
If it turns out I enjoy it, I’d like to enrol on a course and develop the proper techniques. Who knows, it may even turn into something that will earn us some pennies after a while. Plenty of those are needed with some big jobs coming up on the house.
All that hammering is good for the soul.
So far it’s proving quite fun.
Hard on the hands, maybe.
But I get to make a right royal mess..
And to play with some pretty awesome kit.
Who’s going to argue with that?