Thursday, July 24, 2008

Experiment with 550 cord


This is the chair that I fixed. The fabric seat and back had ripped, so I asked Stuntman to pick up 550 cord next time he was at the surplus store. We had some lying around the house, but not enough to weave an entire chair. It's a kids chair, but it still took quite a bit of cord.

I weaved a few lawn chairs using macrame cord when I was in college. My step-father had some old chairs that were falling apart, but had good frames. My sister currently has those chairs and I hear that they are still in good shape.

I didn't really have a pattern for this little chair. It was a little experiment. We have a couple lounge chairs by the pool that are falling apart, but have nice frames. That project will be next.
I see that there are websites that sell all different colors of 550 cord.... interesting...

*update* 7/25
The E's fight over the chair, so it looks like I'll be weaving a couple more of these. I made the mistake of showing the girls the website with all of the different colors available. I now have orders for a pink and purple chair.

8 comments:

A Soldier's Wife..... said...

very cool.....I would imagine that takes quite a bit of patience....I've done basket weaving, but I'm not so sure I'd have it in me to do this...but I'd love to see others you do...Puts a very personal touch to something. :D

~ASW

Inquiries said...

Thats cool! Now that will have to be in the essential kit along with duct tape and WD-40.

Buck said...

Wow...you sure are talented, Susan! I'd have never thought of re-weaving a chair like this.

dutchgirl said...

Now THAT is a riot! I think that you should be in the 550 cord hall of fame :)

Butterfly Wife said...

Holy moly! That's amazing. Looks like a great job.

She of the Sea said...

That is amazing! Nice job!

airforcewife said...

I am SO going to show this to AFG! I need some of those!

ABW said...

Too cool! I love 550 cord. Maybe you can make a hammock for the yard, their back to school backpacks......the possibilities are endless, and it looks like far more fun than working!