|Marking the foam with the diamond tufting pattern|
|Cutting holes in the foam with the Foam Hole Cutter.|
Adding holes to the foam allows space for the fabric and buttons to be pulled down into the padding.
Holes are drilled into the wooden base at the same marks.
|The foam is then covered with upholstery batting.|
|In this photo Laurie Medford is using chair legs to wind off the cord that is used for pulling the buttons.|
After enough cord is wound it is cut through - creating evenly measured pieces for tufting.
|Now the fun part!|
Pulling buttons through the fabric, to the back of the wood base where the cord is stapled in place.
With practice you will learn the "feel of it"... creating perfect tension and even tufting.
|Happy DWC members with their deep tufted upholstery samples!|
Thank you DWC for hosting this event. If you would like to learn more about the Designers Workroom Council in the Atlanta, Georgia area, click here: DWC