ottoman

96/100: 100 Days of Making

Private lesson with Rhonda!

What a fabulous way to spend a day… teaching Rhonda from @theurallaprintgallery how to make an ottoman and a lampshade. Rhonda travelled from Uralla on the New England Tableland in NSW to pick up some new skills. Her fabric by @gekkoprints was DIVINE… I did swoon!!!

The large piece of mono printed […]

76/100: 100 Days of Making

Time for wadding and foam!

This morning I have prepped the ottoman frames for the workshop this afternoon by glueing on the foam pads and stitching a wadding cover. To get the materials we have to climb up the ladder to our mezzanine storage area in the main studio space. We built this storage rack […]

75/100: 100 Days of Making

Ottoman Legs!

Maurice has been in the workshop this morning prepping legs for the Ottoman Workshop on Saturday afternoon. We have a full workshop with four participants and for the first time ever, we have each person making a different ottoman…. tall round tapered legs for Oscar, short round tapered legs for Hugo, tapered rectangular legs for […]

66/100: 100 Days of Making

Prototyping a new workshop – soft ottoman!

When we first started Ministry of Handmade we had a really popular workshop called the Bean Seat. This new workshop will be an updated version of that… a circular easy-going casual seat that is filled with bean bag beans.

The top for my prototype is the @warwickfabrics turmeric coloured […]

53/100: 100 Days of Making

Mega Ottoman!!

This giant circle of foam arrived this week and today I started prototyping a new ottoman that is a whopping 1100mm in diameter. The largest ottoman we have made to date (Rollo, which is a workshop) is 780mm in diameter, so this is nearly 50% bigger.

I have wanted to road test a bigger […]

45/100: 100 Days of Making

JOE is finished!

We are making a collection of ottomans to go in our on-line store. They will all have a personality and a story. Different, quirky and fun, they will be designed to be signature pieces for your home or office. Today I stapled the fabric (see more of Lynne Tanner’s range @socialfabricau) in […]

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Recycled old dining room chairs become ottoman legs!

Maurice carefully transforms old dining room chair legs into gorgeous legs for our ottoman workshops. This morning he made a set of four hardwood legs for a Slim Jim ottoman for Lindi! They came up a treat after a coat of beeswax and perfectly complemented her French […]