Also, I used a much simpler cushion. Miniature upholstery, despite being that blog's main offering, is not my forte.
This chair was finished so quickly that no pictures exist of doing the entire lower half, nor of finishing out the top rim. This is where I caught up:
Clipping the stem ends would've been even more fun if my nippers had been SHARP. As it was I used scissors along with them.
Instead of merely gluing my sinew standing ends, I tried to bury them, as is proper in rawhide braiding. This is a shot of where the needle had to go to thread a standing end. It looks simple but the needle tip just about jammed into the seat binding.
Leaving the legs for a moment, the seat binding, two rows of 3-strand braid of double sinew, was something I had to invent on the fly. The original tutorial called for one row of braid. I tried 4-strand and then 5-strand braid, but these were too narrow. In the end I decided to go with the plainest, most obvious solution. Although I'm not pleased with how the butt ends met up (I had to forcefully glue them)(center of back, visible below) the rest of it is fine. There is a heavy, elegant simplicity to that binding; it is not out of scale with the rest of the chair.
Back to the legs: this was my first try of a braided button for a leg. Emphasis on "try" as it turned out a failure! A 3P5B (Spanish Ring Knot) was the wrong size for such a long, narrow diameter. I went for Pineapples (4P5B) and was happier.
And before I knew it, all weaving was done, ends glued and hidden. I made a cushion out of fleece padding and white denim. I knew from saddle blanket-making that white denim is perfectly in scale for canvas, and I wanted a very simple white cushion. In the event it is probably a little too simple. It's also probably a little short. But I like it.
I signed the chair underneath. Now for the last step: dyeing.
I wish I had a suitable model setting...
Come and visit room 610 at the Clarion!!