Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Finished Pima Cotton Runners - 8 Shaft Twill

To recap the 8 shaft twill table runner project that I did a month or so ago; the warp was 2/10 Pima Cotton in a lovely warm shade of wheat.  I wove three table runners in three different lengths and in three different colours.  
I started with the shortest runner first, in green 2/8 Orlec.  I was hoping for a 30 inch runner and the finished dimensions are 32 inches long and 19 inches wide, pretty good!   The runner has a very lovely chain of diamonds pattern.  The colour combination reminds me of the late summer; when the wheat starts to ripen in the fields.  For Sale.
The second runner was woven with 5/2 black cotton in a slightly different pattern, this time with two different sizes of diamonds in a chain.  The finished dimensions are 49 inches long and 18 ¾ inches wide.  I was hoping for 50 inches but I finished the cone of 5/2 black and had to weave the last inch of the hem in mercerized 2/8 cotton!  For Sale.
The last runner was woven with 2/16 ink blue cotton.  This pattern is my favourite with the large X’s.  The final runner was going to be 70 inches but there was some extra warp at the end so I was able to weave the runner a little longer.  The final dimensions are 79 inches long and 18 ¼ inches wide.
When Mum saw the ink blue runner on the table she wanted to keep it.  So it is hers now!  And it looks great on the dining room table.

Final Garden picture is a Prairie Crocus (Pulsatilla vulgaris) just starting to bloom.


Dianne said...

Beautiful. A lot of work but so worth it.

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I like the blue runner as well. The runners look like they have a wonderful drape. Nice job...