So here’s my newest most exciting project !
The Queen Bee Chair
This is the first of many. Mel Shearsmith from A Peculiar Grace upholstery and I, are setting out on a collaborative journey to cast our combined magic on unloved but potentially resplendent chairs . And above you sits our first recipient -a wee nursing chair.
It was inspired by the connections and attractions of shapes relating to flowers and bees: hexagons and honeycomb, using pollens as my colour pallet again.
The buttoned seat back is covered in organic cotton twill, digitally printed with my own custom designed buttons and placement print . Mel provided the velvet for the rest of the chair and upholstered it.
I am currently in the process of sampling some digitally printed velvet for our next project and I would like to try screen printing some fabric and digitally embroidering small motifs in places too, in the future.
We are both committed to using natural and recycled fabrics with traditional upholstery techniques.