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Posted by patti_bee
Tue, Jan 1, 08 at 21:15
|We have two Bruno Mathsson Eva chairs that I bought at a garage sale years ago. They are so comfortable and versatile that we'd like to spiff them up with restrapping. Our cat also liked them for stretching and so they're a bit worn now.
We are willing to try it ourselves or have it done if we can find either the supplies or someone to do it. Any ideas? I tried purchasing the linen tape from a shop in Los Angeles and was never able to place an order with them (too small potatoes perhaps?). We're now in Oregon if that helps.
|You can google "chair webbing" and order online, and though I didn't see "linen" there are some poly webbing sites. Have you gone to your local fabric stores and asked with a picture of your chair in hand? |
The job itself looks easy, though you'll want to stretch it tight. Here are some directions...
Here is a link that might be useful: How to Replace Chair Webbing
|I think part of the problem is the width and composition of our webbing which seems to be a very heavy linen. Burlap strapping for upholstery is close in width but, boy, would that be uncomfortable to sit on! Thanks for the directions on rewebbing. I think that our situation is a little different but the guidelines on measuring are good.|
|What a great looking chair! Very sexy. |
I'd probably start with a couple of calls to a reupholster/restorer and be candid about wanting to do the work yourself. Most pros are willing to help DIYers as long as they're "up front" about it and don't take advantage.
|I'd love to find some strapping tape in that width--where in LA? I have Shaker chairs, but I'd like to use the wider tape. Feel free to email me off list about this.|
|I haven't taken the time to google.... |
Shaker Workshops and Yield House used to both sell linnen webbing. Check out the websites for both places & see what they've got.
|Ideefixee, I just checked the web for the phone number of the place on Beverly Blvd. Guess what? They've closed the store! It was Lampa + Mobler but they no longer sell furniture. Phooey. I think I'll try Chelone's suggestion and call some upholsterers. The linen or flax tape for Aalto chairs is very close to what we need but a little narrow.|
|Thanks for letting me know. The Shaker Workshop tape is very narrow, and I really want wide. But the Aalto tape would work for me. Hate that price, though.|
Here is a link that might be useful: Artek Alvar Aalto Webbing
|You might look at the link below and see if it will suit your needs. The price is certainly better! I knew I had found some possible webbings awhile back and just found them. HTH|
Here is a link that might be useful: Hemp webbing
|I have been dealing with a similar issue. The linen webbing is available at finnstyle.com and is quite expensive ($18/yd). An estimate to have the chair repaired by a professional who specializes in this type of furniture came in at $1800.|
|There is some 2" natural in cotton available at the link below. |
Not sure if it would work for chairs, but I'm sure the company could tell you.
Here is a link that might be useful: Seattle Fabrics Inc.
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