The question we most commonly got about our Buttmunches, the yarn bombed monster benches we did at San Francisco’s Ferry Building, was: Can I have one? So we said yes! Each meticulously handmade Buttmunch chair exhibited at Unleashed Art Gallery over the summer. The green chair is still available in the shop here. Contact us for a viewing at Claremont Art Studios or to discuss your idea for custom kids furniture or whimsical decor.
Our design reflects our belief in using the right tool for the job. This means that to construct a more sculptural element like feet or teeth, we hand crochet. To construct a crisp, flat panel, we knit on one of our vintage knitting machines, which we hand operate much like a loom. We design each element according to precise measurements based on hand made swatches using the perfect yarn and color from our huge palette. Finally, we painstakingly seam each element together on the chair with one of two different hand stitching methods to achieve an invisible seam.
We are so excited to learn the story of the pink monster chair’s new life. A local musician of Haute Harpists needed a perk for the arduous task of learning the harp-intensive score for Peter Pan the musical. Now she’s thrilled to sit at her harp to practice. We dare say this buttmunch is in awe of her instrument and its new life!
Lorna & Jill