Rosa's World

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Anne's Lawn Chair

Hi there!

Okay, I might have mentioned this a couple times
and I KNOW I have it listed, on here,
on my "Wanna Do" list,
but Gilbert pulled the chair out of the baby barn...

THEN, he left in it my sewing studio,
for about 2 months.

Once in my studio,
I had folded up the chair
and it was leaning against a wall.

He even, bless his intentions (LOL),
pulled it out, AGAIN, opened it up
and had left it in the middle of my sewing studio!

That evening, when I got home from work and saw it, there,
I didn't say a word but folded it up, again,
and leaned it up against the wall... AGAIN!


Once in awhile, he would ask,
"Are you planning on starting this soon?

I would reply with a,
"Yep, some day soon."

At one point, he asked,
"Well, what's the next step?"

I told him that I needed to remove the old webbing.

"Well" he replied, "If that's all... I can do that!"
Which he promptly did, the very next day.

Chair stayed in my sewing studio,
for a couple days, after that, till he asked,
"Are you EVER going to be working on that chair?"

Well, this was Sunday - 2 days ago...
and my vacation was starting and I told him
that I would start... I PROMISED....
on Monday morning - that was yesterday...
and would he kindly help me.

Of COURSE he jumped at the chance!


See? I'm a TERRIBLE procrastinator and
Gilbert is a "Get-The-Job-Done-Right-Away" kind of guy....

Don't we make a GREAT couple?!??!?!


Just as long as he doesn't loose patience with me....

Okay, here's what you need to start with.

A lawn chair that is structurally sound,
clean and WITHOUT it's original webbing.

Then, you need 4 to 6 balls of nylon...
This is a tough call.
These balls are sold by the weight
and sometimes, they are cut too wide.
If you have the patience,
you can cut your nylon in 1/2.

For this chair, I didn't bother.

ALSO, you will need 2 BIG crochet hooks
that are STURDY!

Metal ones are the best
but most times, plastic's all you can find in the stores.

For the LONG lawn chairs, it's best if you have 2 people
working at it.

Here's Gilbert, as his end, with HIS crochet hook.

See? If he can do this... so can YOU!

And this is as far as we got, yesterday,
till I got fed up.

Once this chair is completed,
it is SOOOO soft, compared to those
yucky webbing strips...
you can make them in whatever colors,
you wish....
you can even make a "pattern" in your chair.

I have a book with all sorts of different patterns!

PLUS... and this is the part that I LOVE.....

These "re-covered" chairs last FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

(See the 2 crochet hooks on each side?)

That's about it, for now.

If any of you are interested in trying
to make your OWN chair, I can
try and do a tutorial on this....



Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

I LOVE how that lawn chair is going to look! I never realized that you can do this with anything other than that plastic webbing. What a great idea...good job! Can't wait to see it finished too! Hugs, Elaine in SLO, Ca

Cyn ;-) said...
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Cyn ;-) said...

Oh, this is grrrrreat! Like Elaine said, I never thought of anything other than the webbing or jute rope [macrame stuff]. YES, if you could write up a TUTE with some pics, I would luv to learn how to do this! Thanks Rosa.
PS: I deleted the first post 'cause I made a really bad typo and missed it! lol