Friday, November 21, 2014

Woven Christmas Table Runners

I've got 13 days until the studio tour and
 I am working hard to finish up Christmas table runners.
This is a weaving technique called "overshot". 
It is woven with two threads, 
a red wool is the pattern thread and a green pearl cotton is the tabby thread.

I tried to get a close up so you could click on the photo 
to see the subtle green tabby in the background. 
The darker spot in the lower left hand corner looks like a stain but it is a shadow.
I'm not that great of a photographer.

There are a couple of rugs to finish, some ornaments almost done, the house and studio to clean, Thanksgiving to prepare for and then decorating for Christmas. 
All of this has to be accomplished in the next 13 days! 
No wonder I am feeling tired and stressed.
But, it always comes together in the end and turns out great. 
Besides, things could be so much worse, such as living in Buffalo, NY.
I can't imagine having that much snow!


  1. Your weaving pattern is awesome. A very pretty table runner. Good luck with getting ready for the studio tour and everything else. You'll need a vacation after working so hard.

    I've never seen anything like this before, all this snow in Buffalo. Can't imagine, poor people... and it's not over yet...

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. That's just beautiful, Louise!
    I hope the tour all goes well!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. They are beautiful! Love the pattern and colors!

  4. LOVELY!Never thought of using pale green. The pics don't show it well, but I bet it is beautiful and gives that red an additional pop.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. What a gorgeous weave pattern! Hang in there thru all the busyness ahead! Don't forget to just breathe. I hope to see you at your studio opening! Happy Thanksgiving
    Warm hugs,
    Tattered Moon

    1. Thanks Lurena! I am trying to stay calm and not panic.
      Looking forward to your coming to the studio!

  6. This is a lovely pattern, of course I think would make a beautiful spread for a dolls bed! 13 days, you can do it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and best of luck for a successful tour.

  7. Beautiful runner! I love that traditional look and the overshot design--is it Mary Ann Ostrander? Good luck with your studio tour--exciting stuff!

    1. Yes, this is Mary Ann Ostrander pattern which has been altered in the treadling and in the threading to get a nice border.