I was asked to fix this chair. This was the only photo I had been given. I was informed the chair was in Muskoka about a three hour drive from Toronto.
I said sure but I was totally in for a surprise. I was picked up early and we drove the three hours. I was prepared by the designer as we approached the cottage to take it all in.
We parked and headed to a building called the pavilion (the sports pavilion) as we walked past a basketball court and then a tennis court. Nested between was a gorgeous building I would easily live in myself the called the pavilion where the kids hung out.
In the building was four green chairs one with a hole in the netting.
The hole had grown. So I got to work. I brought a variety of threads in matching colours in a variety of weights but I felt the monofilament from Aurifil was going to work best.
I knew before we left I wasn’t going to do an invisible mend. Due to the netting being made out of a nylon knit cord that was cut on the diagonal and I suspect with a serrated edge. The tips of the two ends were frayed and so joining them I had to overlap and stitch.
I’m grateful to have had Monofilament from Aurifil on my welcome pack it saved the day. Now about the rest of that “cottage” I feel blessed and so very lucky to be able to practise my craft in such a lovely environment. This place is exactly where I envision my work hanging. Have a look here. Let me know what you think of this cottage in the comments below. Also have you tried monofiliment?
Hello, what an amazing place…. And yes, you could rock an art piece for many of those walls!
Also, great work on a challenging repair!