Sunday, July 12, 2009

Adding another notch to my craft belt

The shaker tape stool I bought a number of years ago at a sale at work was in need of refreshing. Recently when I brought it into work to have it retaped, Mr. G., the Industrial Arts teacher, let me try my hand at seat weaving the stool myself. The first step was to freshen up the wood with danish oil. With his expert help and using the web-based tutorial he's developing, I rewove the stool using a narrow shaker tape in a modified herringbone pattern. I'm really pleased with it! It was really enjoyable and I'd love to try it again. Thanks, Mr. G.!!


Devin said...

Doesn't that look handsome! Wow, very impressive.

Bonnie said...

Nice work, Betsey! It looks great.

Jenny said...

It's beautiful, Betsey! Very nice job, especially for your first one. This is weaving, you know.
; )

Maven said...

How fantastic! Love the almost houndstooth type effect of the weaving!

Keep blogging!

Surfed on in here via your profile on Ravelry.

And in keeping with my thread on CLF, I've given your blog a "thumbs up" and got it listed on StumbleUpon, so other folks can hopefully surf on in and enjoy your blog.

Betsey said...

Thanks, Maven!