Stripping and Hooking

While camping in September, Ray and I found an antique/junk shop just outside of the village of Bobcaygeon. He loves browsing for old carpentry tools, particularly wooden planes, and I usually just wander . This time however I found an old pressback rocker which I fell in love with, and before you knew it, it was tucked in the back of the van. (Well we did pay for it first)

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It seems to be in good shape under countless layers of dirt and old paint. While I’m just about to start taking the paint off, I am very aware that I don’t have a project at the moment to hook….so I’ve decided to make a chair pad for it.

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I just used regular computer paper taped together to draw the template, then cut it out (folded it and cut both sides the same).  

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It fits nicely on the seat.

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I’ve transferred the shape onto linen, and now I’m searching for inspiration for a pattern.

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 I’m thinking of borrowing from this piece of fabric which I’ve had for  a LONG time. I bought it just because I loved it, and have used it as a cover for a variety of things over the years. 

Time to get out a pencil and doodle (while I wait for the stripper to eat at the paint on the rocker).

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