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Creating My Otomi Chair Design

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Just this past week I finished up a set of 6 Otomi embroidered dining chairs for a client. You may be wondering, what exactly goes into a design like this? Well, there’s a lot of planning to get this just right. One shade off of blue and it might not look so great. The fabric placement has to be thoughtfully placed. And if you have younger children, then you have to be careful to get durable fabric for the seat. Here’s the process that I went through to get the perfect boho look. It begins with getting the textiles from Mexico, which I found on Etsy. Each one is unique and has amazing colors. But this butterfly was my personal favorite…I’ve never seen an embroidery like this before. My client loved the blue/turquoise paint because it went so well with the embroidery. Once the chairs were painted and waxed, the fabric playing started. I call it “playing” because I move the textiles around quite a bit until I get the best look. Then, I staple…

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