Sunday, 10 August 2014

From this to this ~

 From this car boot find, with some effort
                                                    to this below lol
the first of my proposed set of odd and differently painted/distressed dining chairs : )


I've sent for some wide ric rac to stick round the edges of the lightly padded seat back and then it will be complete and I can claim a 'finish' : )

Chair number 2 is already undercoated but the outer edges of Hurricane Bertha stopped me top coating it outside today. My patio flooded again but least I can say I've now 'paddled' twice this year, although neither time was I at the beach!

I'm going to have to teach myself German, since I bought a fabulous book but it's in German lol and what's more, I knew it was in German when I bought it.
So further proof of my daftness, right?
Well possibly, but I was intrigued by the unusually shaped EPP templates.
The book is 'Liesels Funfecke' by Hilde Klatt and Liesels Niesner
and here's a taste of why it interests me.
I love the skew whiff, not quite a hexi shaped petals and when they are fussy cut, there are some cracking possibilities.
Since I can't read whatever it is the authors call the template shape,
I'm sticking with hexi!
I'm sure there's a proper name for it so do tell me if you know it please : )


A bit of a different 'hexi flower' layout below.

 
 
Spot the cat - lol
 
 


              
                

4 comments:

  1. wow...beautiful transformation with the chair. i bought a tatting book that's all in Japanese...it does have diagrams but one of my blogging friends translated parts of it for me. maybe you can put it in google translate.

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  2. love the chair...great transformation....the epp looks really interesting... a "pentagon" but all sides a different length.... I'd have to be really careful to remember left and right cutting and stitching to make pairs....lol but great results...

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  3. Great transformation on your chair! The book looks very intriguing--too bad I don't remember much of my grade school German.

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  4. Your chair looks so cozy and much more modern after the transformation. It's a wonder what a coat of paint will do! No help with the translate from this quarter I'm afraid.

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