I quickly finished weaving the first table runner with the 5/2 white cotton warp using a beautiful denim blue cottolin weft. The pattern is a charming 8 shaft twill with large diamonds. I decided that the grist of the 5/2 cotton was too large to make a nice folded hem so I did hem stitching and will be twisting the fringe.
For the second runner the weft that I went with is a lovely heathered grey silk. It has white and brown flecks throughout and also has an uneven grist. It is a finer grist than the warp so it is subtle but still quite lovely. Sorry about the poor quality of the photo.
The runners have been washed, the fringes twisted and have had their final pressing. All that is needed is a nice sunny day so that I can take some final photos and put them on Etsy. As there is no folded hem, both sides of the runners can be used.
There were two cones of 5/2 cotton in the stash, the second one is a warm cream. I’m using it to do more table runners and hopefully this set of table runners will go more smoothly.
It has been a cold start to the spring this year but spring is starting to bloom. The Siberian iris (Iris sibirica, variety unknown) are just about to pop open in the foreground and the mass of bottle brush flowers from the Fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii 'Mount Airy') are in the background.
Final garden photo is a Geum ‘Tutti Frutti’ with a lovely peach coloured flower.
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