tufted backed

English translation: an uphostery technique in which buttons are used as tufting

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English term or phrase:tufted backed
Selected answer:an uphostery technique in which buttons are used as tufting
Entered by: Claire Chapman

12:13 Dec 19, 2007
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Furniture / Household Appliances
English term or phrase: tufted backed
It is a tufted backed leather chair.

What kind of chair is it?

Any clarification?

Thank you.
Poj
Local time: 22:58
an uphostery technique in which buttons are used as tufting
Explanation:
American Heritage Dictionary
tuft v.
1. To furnish or ornament with tufts or a tuft.
2. To pass threads through the layers of (a quilt, mattress, or upholstery), securing the thread ends with a knot or button.
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=tuft

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The simplest, easiest way to secure the batting in a quilt is to pass the needle and thread through all layers of the the quilt while leaving a thread tail on top of the quilt. Then pass the needle and thread back through the quilt and, using a square knot, tie off the threads. Snip the threads and leave the ends of the threads 1/2 to 1 inch long depending on effect desired. That completes one tuft. Repeat over the entire quilt in the desired pattern until all the batting is secured.

In upholstery work, the work of tufting is completed by securing or covering the tuft with a button.

Additional References;
The chair, a beautiful work of art, is tufted with buttons and is usually accompanied by an antique leather ottoman.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upholstery

The purpose of tufting is obvious: it keeps the material from moving around inside the bed….
http://www.soaringheart.com/guide5.cfm

TOOL TUFTING NEEDLE #417 This is THE VERY BEST button replacement tool that does not catch when it is withdrawn. After threading button, end of needle is loaded with clasps. As needle reaches maximum depth, clasp is ejected. Save time and labor. No need to remove the outside back of piece being tufted. A splendid tool to the true craftsman. WORKING PROCESS: 1. At the start assemble on thread the corresponding quantity of clasps for the required number of stitches. Insert clasp with thread in the hollow of the needle. 2. Push needle (with inserted clasps and thread) through upholstery fabric, press head of needle. Clasp with thread will be ejected. 3. Pull needle out and tighten thread, clasp will be anchored inside. Instructions are included with the tool. Item #: TLS03 Price: $39.42
http://www.wsusol.com/store/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=463&a...


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You're welcome, Poj, and thank you! :-)
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Claire Chapman
Local time: 10:58
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Thank you. This is really helpful!
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an uphostery technique in which buttons are used as tufting


Explanation:
American Heritage Dictionary
tuft v.
1. To furnish or ornament with tufts or a tuft.
2. To pass threads through the layers of (a quilt, mattress, or upholstery), securing the thread ends with a knot or button.
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=tuft

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Note added at 4 hrs (2007-12-19 16:31:22 GMT)
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The simplest, easiest way to secure the batting in a quilt is to pass the needle and thread through all layers of the the quilt while leaving a thread tail on top of the quilt. Then pass the needle and thread back through the quilt and, using a square knot, tie off the threads. Snip the threads and leave the ends of the threads 1/2 to 1 inch long depending on effect desired. That completes one tuft. Repeat over the entire quilt in the desired pattern until all the batting is secured.

In upholstery work, the work of tufting is completed by securing or covering the tuft with a button.

Additional References;
The chair, a beautiful work of art, is tufted with buttons and is usually accompanied by an antique leather ottoman.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upholstery

The purpose of tufting is obvious: it keeps the material from moving around inside the bed….
http://www.soaringheart.com/guide5.cfm

TOOL TUFTING NEEDLE #417 This is THE VERY BEST button replacement tool that does not catch when it is withdrawn. After threading button, end of needle is loaded with clasps. As needle reaches maximum depth, clasp is ejected. Save time and labor. No need to remove the outside back of piece being tufted. A splendid tool to the true craftsman. WORKING PROCESS: 1. At the start assemble on thread the corresponding quantity of clasps for the required number of stitches. Insert clasp with thread in the hollow of the needle. 2. Push needle (with inserted clasps and thread) through upholstery fabric, press head of needle. Clasp with thread will be ejected. 3. Pull needle out and tighten thread, clasp will be anchored inside. Instructions are included with the tool. Item #: TLS03 Price: $39.42
http://www.wsusol.com/store/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=463&a...


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Note added at 1 day3 hrs (2007-12-20 15:35:42 GMT) Post-grading
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You're welcome, Poj, and thank you! :-)

Claire Chapman
Local time: 10:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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