Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hardanger Table Runner.

Well, it's finally finshed, and I'm pretty pleased with the final creation.  I started this table runner in September 2012 for my daughter.  She has a lovely Duchess (dressing table) and she had mentioned that a table runner would be nice! 

So I found a piece of linen that was just about the right size and set about looking for a pattern.  You probably know me pretty well by now, and you'll know that I can't possibly stick to a pattern stitch for stitch.  I found the star motif in one of my hardanger books and liked it alot.  So I started in the centre and then had to come up with a complimentary motif to fit inbetween. 

So, here's the final piece - I've photographed it on my dining table to give the effect of the timber behind it.  I would have liked to have finished it with a more appealing border, but as usual, I ran out of fabric space and had to make do with a simple buttonhole edging.