My Locally Made Chair – Heather Breed, Lacey Green

“I am a local upholsterer so I’m slightly obsessed with chairs. For my last year at college in Nettlebed I had to design and make a chair. I choose an eco theme and drew inspiration from nature while walking in the Chiltern hills. The steel frame was made for me by a local blacksmith artist.

I had a health crisis part way through the course (bowel cancer – all clear now though, thank goodness) and stitching this chair helped give me something else to focus on and calmed me in the similar way to mindfulness.”

Submitted by Heather Breed, Lacey Green

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Thanks to everyone who submitted photographs and captions and to the Arts Council England for funding it.

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