Handrolled Christmas table runner
Ok, to set the scene, it’s midday on Christmas Eve, I may be a little hungover from some drinks the night before and I’ve been promising for weeks to help spruce up the table with a festive table runner.
So am i too late, will I succeed in completing another make before Christmas lunch is served?
To be truthful I had been meaning to do this for a while, however as the day drew nearer, and other tasks were deemed more important, (wrapping pressies, eating minced pies etc). I found that I was leaving it a little close on fulfilling my promise, even by my standards.
I had visions in my mind, it was just a matter of turning them into reality.
The idea was to use a pretty little woodland scene paint roller that I’d picked up from a lovely stall The Painted House at Kirsty Allsops Handmade Fair at Hampton Court, this was going to be in a simple white paint against a contrasting grey fabric.
Ok so here goes nothing.
What I needed:
- 2 meters of grey cotton
- Closely matching thread
- Paint roller (From The Painted House)
- White emulsion paint
What I did:
- Measure and cut out a strip of fabric to double the desired finished width
- Tape the fabric up against a board on a slight incline (i did this against the pool table lid leant against the wall)
- I ran one line of painted roller up the centre of the fabric, almost to the ends.
- Once dried I turned the fabric wrong side to wrong side and stitched along the long edge
- I centred this seam and closed one of the ends with a straight stitch across it’s width
- Following this I turn through and press flat
- For the last end I turn and press inwards and double edge stitch
I have to say Gemma was pretty amazed I did it….to be honest so was I. Now where did I put that minced pie?
Ho ho ho