Friday, December 30, 2005


Good morning. It is cold and rainy here in the Pacific Northwest. Almost done with the new Slipcover Press for Winter 2006, should be sent your way quickly.

Above is a photo that was sent to me by Jolene Weave in VA.... Richmond. She has great ways that she finished her chairs besides stapling and velcour. How about the rest of you? Ideas to share.

In the New Slipcover Press we want more sharing to go on within our trade. Share it first here on the blog, and then we can put it in print. Currently our Slipcover Press Subscriber list is 300 and that is online......

always
Karen

6 comments:

Shirley Hendry Walsh said...

that's pretty cool.........................just one more reason for me to join the legions of people who take furniture away with them.

you can do such a more creative job with the chair on saw horses.

K from WA said...

Claudia in Arizona has the people deliver it to her, or she has a delivery service pick it up...

Claudia in AZ said...

Yes, I don't haul furniture! Price out a few services in your area and just give the phone # to your client to set up delivery. After checking the price they sometimes find a friend with a pickup truck.

Shirley Hendry Walsh said...

yeah, I am getting to that point, to continue to do this, I have to have it here, have it lifted for me.

It not just my age and failing legs and back, it's the fabrics the stores have. Double on half works best for so few things now.

plus, to do it the best way it could be done, and if I say I have made slips for 35 years, then I do owe them the best....I have to keep making them new ways too.

Dede in Mass said...

"...[I]t's the fabrics the stores have. Double on half works best for so few things now."

Hey, Shirley - can you elaborate?

Thanks! :)

Shirley Hendry Walsh said...

double on half depends on the elasticity of a nice weight cotton. It is forgiving enough ( the method, double on half ) only when the fabric is equally elastic and resilient. Of course it cannot be exactly perfect on right and left, but with cotton it's good enough.

Well, I cut a cotton yesterday and it's cruddy, it needs lining just for stability. I have worked with some very nice upholstery weights in blends, and I can't get over the fear of the cost to just whack it up double on half, I start with a muslin.

It's not that double on half won't do it, it's that for the total cost I owe them more care.