Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Design on a Nickel—Finishing the pillows

Aft the pillow tops dried over night, a group of seamstresses came in to teach them to use a sewing machine, turn and stuff the pillows. I had in mind that they would hand stitch the opening closes, but they quickly overruled me and stitched them closed
Here’s one of the boys using my grandmother’s featherweight
daniel sewing



josh and connie
After washing old pillows in hot water, we harvested the filling to stuff the new ones.
stuffing pillows
pile of pillows
Just in case you were wondering about the durability of house paint on fabric, the striped pillow in the photo above was painted on canvas prepared with washing and drying. I did not use any fabric medium, and after a few days, I washed it in the machine in hot water and dried it in the dryer. No appreciable difference in color, and the paint is supple. Amazing. showing pillows
pillow crew
The final delivery of furniture comes this week, more pictures to come.

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