Before upholstery padding is applied on this custom organic sofa, natural jute webbing is stapled over the back & arm framing. Then a burlap covering is added over all of the sofa’s inside surfaces to keep padding material in place.
The next layer is a thick organic wool felt (sourced from a local wool operation), placed over the back, arms and seat. The seat decking is the first finish layer, and extends over the lip of the seat front, forming a raised surface which will prevent the cushions from sliding forward on the finished sofa.
Several layers of organic cotton are then applied to the inside arms, and covered with a layer of wool batting which acts as a flame retardant.
Step 3 includes covering these thick layers with the finish fabric for a very different look than what you see here.
See Step 3 of how this sofa was upholstered.
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