Monday, October 22, 2018

Redoing a Footstool

Rachel has just refurbished a footstool her grandmother stitched on binca with tapestry wool.

I had never heard of binca before but managed to find a closeup photo.  It's not needlepoint canvas but the way Rachel washed and restitched her heirloom footstool is similar to what she would have done with needlepoint canvas.  She just would have figured out the thread count on the original needlepoint and put patches of the same size canvas under any holes or rips.

It's wonderful to give life to old pieces, particularly when they are family treasures.

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