Hi, thanks for your comments,Braiding comes good with practice my friend,each one I do gets better,
The memory foam I used is a 1 inch thick memory foam mattress cover that I bought and cut up as I needed.I cut and shape using an electric carving knife.
Hi, again thanks for your comments,
To finish the seat after colour I used an antiquing paste/polish,on with sponge and off with micro fibre cloth, I then applied 3 coats of Resoline diluted 50/50 allow to dry n buff,then 3 coats @ 70 /30 allow to dry n buff,and finished with 3 or 4 coats of neat resoline buffed up with microfibre cloth when dry.
Obviously leather is never 100% w/proof but this makes it water repellant for showers etc,
I advise clients to use a waterproofing balsam for general maintainance.