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Tight this chair

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Katherine Kermack
Tight this chair

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Furniture

Waste Materials

Nylon Tights

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The product consists of a reclaimed, unloved deck chair, which has had its cover carefully removed. Then with a large collection of donated unwanted tights, they are painstakingly plaited and woven into a deck chair cover. The design being made to resemble and honour the traditional deck chair pin stripe design. The chair comes with a traditional style deck chair cushion, using long leg lengths of tights plaited together. Nothing is wasted the cushion is even stuffed with off cuts from the tights that couldn’t be used for weaving or knitting and even the zip on the cushion is reclaimed.

Materials & Equipment List

Laddered tights
Zip
Webbing
Old furniture frame
Scissors
Sewing machine
Needle and thread
Staple gun

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Cut off legs of tights and remove toes and any thicker tight material and sew lengths together
Then plait length of tights together, use different coloured tights to make patterns
Staple long plaits in place in one direction on frame cheating the weft
Using the sewing machine again use ideally one colour of tights and sew length end to end, long enough to create one continuous warp. The plait the whole length and tie and one end and weave until the other end
Follow instructions on http://www.co-oproduct.org/remake/details/30/964 to make a cushion for the chair
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Author Info

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Katherine Kermack

United Kingdom

I am originally from London and currently I am in my second year studying BA Product design at Nottingham Trent University....

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