Winter looks for dining chairs can be achieved! A pre washed 100% Indian woven cotton was used in this example. The body of the fabric gives shape to the wooden back of this chair without complicating the design. Covers are held in place by tying to the back splat. Patterning from the horizontal stripe was applied vertically to band around the seat bottom. The welting was straight cut from a stripe to imply a contrast dot pattern.
Here is one of a pair of small winged parsons chairs, and they will book end the fireplace in my client's home. Nice way to spend some of the chilly mornings we've been having. Loved the color way of greens and blues on the charcoal ground of the fabric, perfect for cozying up to a warm fire.
Working in large scale floral is always fun, and I try to minimize the break in pattern to keep the flowers flowing. In this design, the back and sides of the chair were cut in one piece from one width of fabric, as were the inside arms, seat and front panel and corner pleats.
Below are a few clips from the draping design process.
Finally got around to slipcovering this armed parson chair in coordinating Jackie Von Tobel fabric quatrefoil and suzani in kiwi. These parsons chairs were made in Hickory, North Carolina, by Carrington Court Direct and are so sturdy and comfortable. They now live in NoDa, Charlotte's hipster historic arts & entertainment district. "Charlotte's got a lot" and now Charlotte's got custom slipcovers from Pencil Me In. Oh mercy me. My 6th grade English teacher would so redline the previous two sentences. Forgive me Mrs. Babcock!
My parsons chair slipcover placed second in a nation wide contest sponsored by the Slipcover Network! http://theslipcovernetworkforum.blogspot.com
In celebration of Art to Wear’s 10th Anniversary, the first ever Design Showcase was added to make the event especially memorable. Art to Wear is a collaborative show between NC States’s College of Design and College of Textiles Students. The Design Showcase was an opportunity for students and alumni to showcase their products, services and causes. I thought it would be fun to “dress” a chair for this fashion event. Fabric for the slipcover is Kiwi Suzani from the Jackie Von Tobel Collection of print on demand fine cotton and linen fabrics. I shopped etsy and found a beautiful pair of Fownes gloves made in USA in the 1960’s from LenaLucia’s shop. Also from etsy I found a hat from the 1980’s from FruFru4YouYou’s shop. A portion of the sale of the hat goes to the Raymond Hudd Millinery Award for students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A pair of my favorite shoes finished off the look. For more info about Art To Wear, visit www.ncsuarttowear.com .