I’ve been working “tranquillement pas vite” on items for my shop, while at the same time trying to whittle away at the pile of non-shop related tasks I’ve either assigned myself or taken on for others. Tonight, I finally finished restoring a cushion my grandfather asked me to work on months ago. Another success story!
Step 1: Take a beautiful but old, dirty, lumpy cushion
Step 2: Take it apart and hand wash it (and wonder how long ago it was washed, if ever because it took 6 washes until the water came out clear)
Step 3: Marvel at the workmanship (I’m not quite sure what technique was used to make it, I’ll have to do more research to find out)
Step 4: Be a little sad washing it undid the antennas but remake them in back stitch with needlepoint yarn since you don’t know what technique was used
Step 5: Discover why it was lumpy
Step 6: Make a less lumpy form by sewing batting to fabric so the lumps wouldn’t be as prominent
Step 7: Assemble cushion cover and sew the form into it
And that is how you restore a beautiful but old, dirty, lumpy cushion.