Monday, April 27, 2015

Christmas Table Runners

I sell jewelry at my local senior center in November and decided last year to take some of the Swedish weaving table runners I'd made.  They were a big hit but many people asked if I had any that were in a Christmas theme.  I didn't but promised to bring some this coming November.

The photos show 3 that I still have to sew the edges but the pattern is complete.  I've used existing patterns but put my own twist on them...very simple to do.  My photos don't show the monks cloth colors properly but the first runner is on a light green cloth, the second is on beige, and the third is on a soft yellow.  My photography skills are certainly lacking, aren't they?

Anyway, I used only Red Heart yarn because it gives a nice full texture.  I usually prefer Simply Soft but decided to go for the heavier yarn for these runners.

I'm also working on another afghan but like to stop once in a while and work on something smaller and easier to a runner.  I have a lot of monks cloth remnants that I bought specifically for table runners and, because they were remnants, they were sale priced.  Always check out the remnant bin at any fabric store because you might find some good savings.

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