Lace can be difficult to apply to little chairs and even more difficult to photograph. I like it non the less, having used it a few times in the past, like this early effort to create a unique doll chair. The black lace was from a corset-like top used while dancing Argentine Tango and up-cycled perfectly to a miniature chair (it was for 14″-16″dolls).
A year or two ago I purchased some off-white lace from a local fashion fabric store which had a stretchy quality and a bit of sheen in some parts. Since I usually use natural fibers, I had trouble coming up with a design that pleased me. My embroidery class (see previous post) taught me the wisdom of texture and the idea of a little shine suddenly no longer seemed to be a problem. The lace is placed over a neutral/tan cotton/linen blend and provided the opportunity for a bit of embroidery practice. Click on all photos to enlarge.
The embroidery became a slouchy pillow which is trimmed in silk. The chair is a restyling of my favorite club chair and I’m hoping you like it as much as I do. Angie looks like she just got home from dancing all night, exhausted but thrilled, kicked off her shoes, collapsed into the soft decadence of her new favorite spot and is letting the morning sun soothe her toes. Happy dancing everyone!