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Handwoven Duet Cotton and Linen Lace Table Runner

Café Table Runner

The Café Table Runner brings together the rustic texture of Duet Cotton/Linen Weaving Yarn and the classic elegance of Bronson lace. 

Designed by Sarah Resnick for GIST: Yarn & Fiber.

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Handwoven Duet Cotton and Linen Lace Table Runner
                    
Handwoven Duet Cotton and Linen Lace Table Runner
                     

Materials 

Warp & Weft: 2 cones of Duet Cotton/Linen Weaving Yarn 

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Project Notes

  • Tools Required: 4 shaft table or floor loom, 10 dent reed, shuttle & bobbins, fringe twister
  • EPI: 10 
  • Width at Reed: 14" (+ 2 floating selvedges)
  • Warp Ends: 142 
  • Warp Length: 120" 
  • Draft: Bronson Lace Draft from The Handweaver's Pattern Directory, by Anne Dixon, page 183 (top draft)
  • Finished Dimensions: 12" W x 55" L + 5" fringe on each side
  • Finishing Details: Twisted 5" fringe on each side
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash cold, hang to dry, press as needed

Weaving & Finishing 

Color A = Pearl, Color B = Dune

Wind a warp following the sequence below for a total of 142 ends.

  •  Color A - 11 ends
  •  Color B - 6 ends 
  •  Color A - 108 ends
  •  Color B - 6 ends
  •  Color A - 11 ends 

Following the treadling sequence of the draft, weave the length of your warp with Color B. 

Handwoven Duet Cotton and Linen Lace Table Runner

Finishing: Hand wash, air dry and iron the fabric. Twist fringe in groups of about 6 ends and trim to 5".

Variations 

  • Add stripes/color blocks throughout the weft, alternating between Color A and Color B.
  • Add more stripes throughout the warp alternating between Color A and Color B.
  • Introduce a third color into the design -- choose from 8 colors of Duet Cotton/Linen Weaving Yarn.
  • Weave a similar runner on a rigid heddle loom using tabby weave and weaver manipulated lace techniques.

About

Sarah Resnick is the founder of GIST: Yarn & Fiber, and the co-host of the Weave podcast. She learned how to weave in Toronto in 2009, and was hauling a Craigslist loom up to her apartment two months later...she's never looked back since! Other parts of her fiber journey included selling handwoven baby wraps, helping to launch a sewing factory in Fall River, Massachusetts, and creating Jewish ritual textiles for people selling life cycle events. The thread that winds through everything she does is a passion for building systems that directly support farmers, manufacturers, and artists to bring value and beauty into the world. 

Sarah Resnick GIST: Yarn and Fiber
July 12, 2019 — Emma Rhodes

Comments

Sarah Resnick

Sarah Resnick said:

Hi Sheree,
Good question! We recommend 12-16 for an evenly balanced fabric. This project uses 10 epi because it is very airy and lightweight. You’ll always want to adjust your epi based on how dense or drapey you want your fabric! Please reach out with any more questions. :-)

Sheree Ashapa

Sheree Ashapa said:

I plan on purchasing cones of the Duet and weave the Cafe table runner. Question: Why does the pattern for the runner require a 10 dpi reed, but the yarn description recommends 12-16 epi? I’m new to weaving.

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