Christmas Place Mats
4 green, 4 red place mats for a Christmas table
I’m dedicating my entry and expressing my thanks to Linda Adamson, who taught my first weaving classes in January, 2009. I took the class to prove to a friend that I did not want to weave! Now, almost 14 years later, I confess that I do want to weave, and I continue to be awed by all aspects of weaving.
Linda taught skills, of course. She also inspired confidence and hope, showing how errors can be corrected. She encouraged continued learning through classes, workshops, books, and she led me to Weaving Indiana. I attribute my joy in weaving to her. Thanks, Linda.
This is based on one of Jane Stafford’s School of Weaving classes. The 8 mats, each with different treadlings, have 3 threadings of overshot in the draft.
Warp and tabby are 10/2 cotton in natural; pattern weft is 8/4 cotton in green or in red. The structure is overshot; the sett might be 20 epi (I can’t find the record sheet).
I machine-sewed the hems (horror! - but these will be used in a family that will throw them in the washer and dryer, and they need to be sturdier than my hand-stitching)
and washed them, with color grabbers, in the washing machine and dried them in the dryer.