Rigid Heddle Petit Point Table Runner (2016)
Pattern: Betty Davenport’s “Petit-Point Pattern in Linen for a Table Runner”, which I got out of Best of Handwoven’s Rigid Heddle Pattern Book #1. Pattern weft with pickup sticks
- Warp: Pacolet Valley Fiber Company Southern Bales Fingering (natural);
- Pattern Weft: Pacolet Valley Fiber Company Heather Fingering (blues, aquas and purples), Pacolet Valley Fiber Company Southern Bales Fingering (blues, aquas);
- Ground pattern weft: The Mannings 8/2 Unmercerized Cotton (natural)
Method: Weaving — rigid heddle with pickup sticks
Completed: July 2, 2016.
This was my first experience using pick up sticks to create a pattern weft with the rigid heddle. It was fun!
I did feel that the colour in the variegated pattern weft didn’t really “pop”. For coordinated placemats, I’m considering using the same variegated yarns in a “clasped weft” approach. See pictures of the sampling I did for that. (Also — the idea of having mostly-cream-coloured placemats seems kind of dangerous, given that the purpose of placemats is to be in the line of food 🙂 ).
Measurements (for the table runner, i.e., not including the knotted fringe):
- Just off the loom: 13 1/4” wide, 49 1/4” long
- Final measurements: 12 1/2” wide, 46 1/4” long