birthday present for a good man

While I am digging in the garden and not weaving much I will post some pictures from a month ago –
our joint (my husband’s and mine) birthday present for my father in law – a stool with a cushion
My husband made the stool after Peter Follansbee’s 17 century model, and I tried to come up with a cushion – free variation on 18 century Skåne weaving :)


I forgot to take a picture of the backside, here you can see a little.


18 responses to “birthday present for a good man

  1. Elisabet May 22, 2014 at 10:12 am

    It looks great, the stool as well as the cushion!

  2. jschubertdesigns May 22, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I see that your husband is as talented as you! What a fine stool that is!! And the cushion is amazing…. I love the wool strip tassels on the corners, they finish it beautifully.

    • Alfia May 22, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you! My husband is truly talented – he just learns everything himself without going to school or any courses. Tassels are one of the traditional ways here in southern Sweden to finish cushions.

  3. shadowlilies May 22, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Beautiful and they compliment each other so well. :)

  4. onesmallstitch May 22, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    what a thoughtful, precious gift, those tassels are a wonderful finishing touch.

    • Alfia May 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you, Jean.My father in law looked very touched when he saw it all. Tassels are one of the traditional ways to finish a cushion here, In old cushions I’ve seen they sewed in the corners all kinds of leftover bits and pieces – pretty cloth stripes, silk ribbons.

  5. Febr12 May 23, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Can’t believe you can both make such totally beautifully things. What a talented couple you are! So impressive!!
    Take care

  6. ulitasloom May 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    You can tell that there were two artists at work. I would not mind to be your father in law….

  7. Anonymous May 28, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Så kul att se, och så passande tillsammans! (både stol och dyna, man och fru!)
    Ha en kreativ vår och sommar,

  8. Heather May 31, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Remarkable work! A wonderful joint project.

  9. Puushumlan ;-) June 3, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Beautiful teamwork!

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