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

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