Chair Seat Cover, 2013
Wool strips on linen, 11" x 13"
This little hooked piece is for a child's painted ladder back chair that our children used when they were small. It was a favorite of our son. The seat was worn, so I removed the cover to find that it had several covers, one on another. The piece is made to cover just the top, and I'm hand sewing felted, coordinating wool strips to the sides. I can then wrap the wool around the wooden seat top and won't have any separation of the loops as it bends around to the underside. I considered adding cording to the edge, but I like this simpler solution. I'll use a cotton batting under the hooking before I attach it to the wooden form. The chair is getting a new coat of paint, too. The design is an adaptation of full size chair pads that I saw on Pinterest. I don't know the creator of the original pattern.