Prewash the fabric and iron it out nice and smooth. The orange tones that have been chosen to go on the grey linen produce an autumnal table runner. Bright pink, red or blue tones also work magnificently on this classy fabric.
Approx. 2.5 m “Newcastle” linen fabric from ZWEIGART (Art 3348/705)
6-7 strands No. 329 (light orange) Anchor embroidery thread
6-7 strands No. 333 (orange) Anchor embroidery thread
Embroidery frame and pointed embroidery needles, suitable for 6 threads
Sewing machine and sewing kit
Trick marker or copy paper
When finished, this table runner should measure 200 x 50 cm. So that it can be well stretched in the embroidery frame, cut a 215 x 70 cm piece. No matter how big you would like your table runner to be, you always need a 6 cm seam allowance all around the corners.
AThe biggest motifs on the table runner should be about 50 cm high, the middle ones 30 cm and the smallest between 10 and 20 cm. Using a trick marker, the motifs can be well transferred by hand. If the marker fades too quickly, you can finely trace the lines with a pencil. Alternatively, the motifs can be enlarged, printed and placed on the fabric with a piece of copy paper.
The flowers can be embroidered with various types of stitching. With the stem stitch, one piece is stitched forward, the thread is brought downward and then brought up again when halfway back – in other words, between the two entry points. This gives a winding appearance that is well suited for flowers. Be careful with the curves of the leaves: here, the stitches should should be embroidered small and pulled extra tight so that they don’t lose their nice shape.
For a French knot, stitch from bottom to top, tightly wrap the thread around the needle once or twice and stitch back down while very close to the first stitch. The thread loop tightens up and you get these sweet slubs that are great for buds or seeds.
Using the template, embroider all of the flowers. Change the colours to give the runner a more vibrant look. Use back and stem stitches as well as French knots as you please.
Now you can stitch the hem all the way around – a simple straight stitch will suffice. A twin seam with a twin needle and two spools of yarn also looks very decorative. An overlock sewing machine was used here.
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