Farm Fresh Vintage 1
This is a rescue that needed to happen. An friend, who is an antique dealer, found seven chairs in barn (yes, a barn!) She rescued the chairs but discarded the needlepoint seats. I found the needlepoints in her dust bin, and I rescued them. I washed them, dry cleaned them, and then (because I dislike the dry-cleaning fluid smell,) I washed them again.
They still have stains from the time they were loving used and not so lovingly stored. The background has become a heathery mix of discolored ivory wool. They wear their patina well. With a little French flair (a well deserved upgrade) they are ready to start a new life. At a special price because of the collaborative rescue.
*Measurements: Approximately 14" sq. shown here with a 16"" feather insert (not included)
*Face: Vintage Needlepoint (therefore considered 2nd use)~100% wool yarns worked on cotton canvas
*Back: Cotton/linen blend ~ new and purchased from U.S. sources
*Decoration: Jute Webbing (Fire Retardant ), Designer Brush Fringe : Cotton Rayon blend *Not intended for children under age 12
*Aged, worn, faded, and stains as appropriate for age of needlepoint