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    Outside a local "antique" shop there is a lovely Art Nouveau style chair with a rush bottom, which needs redoing. I am in the process of being made redundant, do you think I should buy it and make learning how to re-seat it my farewell present?
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  • #2
    I think that could be a very positive thing to do....Starting something new! I'd go for it!
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    • #3
      I think you should go for it... it sounds like a lovely piece of furniture and to learn a new craft would be really fulfilling

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      • #4
        If you don't you will spend the rest of your life wondering 'What if' so go for it. We have someone who does it full time on the forum so it could be a skill worth learning apart from the fact that it is always great to learn a new skill.

        Pete
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        • #5
          You should go for it, life is too short to worry and restoring it would be a great achievement. Hang the expense
          If you dont have a go ................... you will never know

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          • #6
            Definately go for it. Nouveau and Deco my favourite periods.

            Here is the link to Former Glory's materials site, Kim is lovely and I'm sure would be happy to help another forum member.

            http://www.seatweavingsupplies.co.uk/

            Mo.XX
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Roslet View Post
              Outside a local "antique" shop there is a lovely Art Nouveau style chair with a rush bottom, which needs redoing. I am in the process of being made redundant, do you think I should buy it and make learning how to re-seat it my farewell present?
              Yes!! The skills you already have are far more difficult to learn than rushing a seat. I will help you all I can with the weaving with pleasure, just let me know when that lovely chair is yours.

              Originally posted by MornieG Jewellery View Post
              Definately go for it. Nouveau and Deco my favourite periods.

              Here is the link to Former Glory's materials site, Kim is lovely and I'm sure would be happy to help another forum member.

              http://www.seatweavingsupplies.co.uk/

              Mo.XX
              Doh....thanks Mo, but I'm not as lovely as your cake! xx
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Former Glory View Post
                Yes!! The skills you already have are far more difficult to learn than rushing a seat. I will help you all I can with the weaving with pleasure, just let me know when that lovely chair is yours.



                Doh....thanks Mo, but I'm not as lovely as your cake! xx
                My pleasure Kim glad you liked it. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

                Mo.XX
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                • #9
                  Hi Ros I realy do think you should go for it.As i have seen your work,I am sure it will be FAB.
                  moni

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                  • #10
                    OK - I rang my friend Chris and hobbled round to the shop, so he could carry the chair back - and guess what? For the next two weeks they are opening on Saturday only!

                    Still the good news is that I could see my chair (note - my chair!) through the door. It is even nicer than I remember, it looks like a nursing chair as it is much lower than a normal chair, it has fou upright struts, two of which have stylised lily cut outs and in the bar across the top, there are two inlaid lilies... very much in the Rennie Mackintosh style. The rush seating is in the typical envelope style but is loose and definitely needs replacing... I think!

                    Roll on Saturday...
                    Last edited by Roslet; 03-05-2011, 08:42 AM.
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                    • #11
                      Sometimes, you can steam the rushing and it will shrink tighter too!
                      full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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                      • #12
                        Good for you, you may also find that this takes your mind off the redundancy and gives you more focus, don't forget we will want to see pics

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                        • #13
                          Thought you might like to see the chair... that nearly cost me £50,000.. a salutory lesson in wearing my specs and checking the credit card reader! I am going to be ordering the rushing later this morning
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                          • #14
                            Lovely little chair, look forward to seeing the renovation finished. No one would have any chance of putting 50K through my bank account it would reject it immediately LOL

                            Mo.XX
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Roslet View Post
                              Thought you might like to see the chair... that nearly cost me £50,000.. a salutory lesson in wearing my specs and checking the credit card reader! I am going to be ordering the rushing later this morning
                              Very expensive chair Ros LOL. Like Mo my account would laugh at me if I tried to buy it.

                              Pete
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