New shoes for a kitchen chair

Tom Hart's picture

I tried those stick-on pads for the bottoms of chair legs so they don’t scratch the floor and they kept coming off. So I crocheted some shoes(?) and they’re working brilliantly. I used jute gardening twine and a size J hook. Not stunningly good looking or anything but very useful. One more application of this craft of ours...

Here is some of what I was able to find out about jute:

Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads.

Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibers and is second only to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses of vegetable fibers. Jute fibers are composed primarily of cellulose (major component of plant fiber) and lignin (major component of wood fiber). It is thus partially a textile fiber and partially a wood fiber. The industrial term for jute fiber is raw jute. The fibers are off-white to brown, and 3–12 feet long.

Jute bags are called gunny sacks in some European countries. The fabric made from jute is popularly known as burlap in North America.

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ronhuber's picture

Very clever and I think they look attractive.

Darrel's picture

Clever, practical, and attractive. Very nice!

Bill's picture

You just had to get back to that scratchy stiff Jute, didn't you Tom!
Knitting with nice soft wool didn't do it for you...(grin)

CLABBERS's picture

It's the clever solutions like this that seem so simple that can make you a fortune. I'll bet you a lot of people find the stick-on pads annoying. Well done!

This is brilliant. I must try this on my chairs, as I don't like the little pads. I always thought that 'gunny sack' was an expression from your side of the ocean. How little I know.

Tom Hart's picture

I've heard "gunny sack" before but I think people over here would be more apt to say "burlap bag".

Stan Stansbury's picture

It is brilliant. Another amazing application from Tom who can be counted on to do new things. Thanks.