Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Footstool Commission 4

I finally finished all the footstools, I placed a coin in one to give you an idea of scale, my coin is almost 7/8" in diameter, I am busy stitching a cover for one on 48 count silk gauze and should have that finished soon. The chart is available from Victorian Crossstitch.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Footstool Commission 3

Turned feet in different stages
Completed unpainted footstool

I have finished turning all the feet for the footstools, it was the first time that I used a lathe so that was quite a learning curve, but I must say that once I got the hang of it I really enjoyed it. The feet are all glued in now and I have started painting them, so they should be finished soon, I have also started to petit point a cover for one of the square stools.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Footstool Commission 2

I finally had time to continue working on my footstool commission, between visiting family members and tool issues (things just not made as they should be, router table not square but dipping in, etc, etc, good brand names on top of it, so not very impressed, does these people ever test their products ????) it took me much longer than expected. They still need their feet, but I am quite pleased with how they are turning out, they are standing on a Lego block so that should give you an idea of their scale.