Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Work in Progress

Remember the chair I chose for this year's Northwest Furniture Bank's Chair Affair? Here's an update:

 It is still a work-in-progress, but it's getting there. I'm having lots of fun cutting little gingko leaves out of--- yep--- security envelopes. What lovely patterns those envelopes have. They look like fabric, and just seemed to call out for a bit of gold leaf bling.
I'll be putting together a little hand-bound book to go with the chair, but I have not started that yet. It appears I may have plenty of time this week. We are waiting for a big snow storm to hit tonight.

Well, OK, disclaimer time. This is the Puget Sound, land of Relatively Mild Winters. When I say big snow storm think more Venti Americano than Entire Pacific Ocean. Still, it's a good excuse to stay home and get creative.


  1. Kim! I love this chair with ginko leaves! What a clever idea to use the security envelopes. Just the right asian looking patterns. I am very inspired by your beautiful project! Thanks for posting. ♥

  2. Thank you! While working on another (ongoing) project I was struck by how much some of the security patterns resembled sashiko embroidery. I filed that thought away as something I might use to my advantage someday. The book I plan to make will likely be in a dos-a-dos format, with one side about security patters and the other about the gingko leaf.

  3. Yep, that is cool. Now I will be looking at the insides of all of the security envelopes that come my way. Not necessarily the contents, though.