I love kid’s chairs and when my friend Dianna gave me a cute little rocker to make over I couldn’t resist.
It’s a very old, and was handmade, which I love.
It had three or four loose joints and the woven seat was crumbling and had to go. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
Years ago I used neck ties to weave a seat on a cane rush chair that lost its cane. But since ties are cut on the bias, and they stretch, it wasn’t long before I felt like I was sitting in a box. I knew exactly how to fix it for this project.
I used a sturdy piece of canvas as a base for the ties. I used the skinny ends of the ties for this little chair, and lined up all the points to hang off the front of the chair.
I secured the first layer of ties along the top, which will be at the back of the chair, and then zigzagged it to secure stray threads.
Then I started weaving the other direction. I used lots of pins to keep everything on the straight and narrow.
After securing all the sides I stapled it to the freshly painted and tightly glued rocker.
This technique might still be a little squishy for an adult chair, but it will hold little tushies just fine.
If you want a more detailed tutorial, let me know. I’ve also figured out how to make a pillow top with this technique. Can’t wait to try that out.
Thanks for reading!