In a few minutes they looked like this:
And they ended up looking like this:
As you can see, that's when things began to go pear-shaped. First I knocked off an arm. Then I decided to cover the backs and seats. Small job, you might think. But no...
I have used three different types of glue to try and get the cotton fabric to stick to the cardboard backing, fabric glue ( no), white glue ( no), glue stick ( better but still not good). By this time the back of the fabric is stiff with dried glue and grubby looking. I think I'll have to start all over again, having wasted a substantial piece of the precious toile. So the last word is HELP! What kind of glue should I be using? All suggestions welcome, particularly from those of you down under as we can't always get the brands that you in the northern hemisphere have on tap.
All the best from a broken, stiff, grubby modernist.
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