Running Stitch Placemats

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Cone(s)
$ 23.00 USD
Cone(s)
$ 23.00 USD
Subtotal:
$ 76.00 USD (includes pattern download)


 Running Stitch Placemats

Designed by Christine Jablonski.

A set of placemats woven with two contrasting colors of Duet Cotton/Linen. This casually elegant motif is woven by alternating warp and weft colors in a specific order to create the illusion of an intricate pattern, also known as color-and-weave. Order a kit.

Equipment

  • Rigid heddle loom   (Read about adapting rigid heddle patterns for multi-shaft looms here.) 
  • 12 / 12.5 dent reed
  • Two boat shuttles or stick shuttles
  • Two bobbins
  • Sewing machine (optional)

Yarn

Warp: Duet Cotton/Linen. 435 yds Currant, 135 yds Apricot

Weft: Duet Cotton/Linen. 310 yds Currant, 60 yds Apricot

Specifications

  • 16" weaving width
  • 12 EPI
  • 12 PPI
  • Four placemats, 12" W x 18" L

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Easy pattern, gorgeous yarn!

I made 2 sets of the Running Stitch placemats on my RHL with the recommended Duet yarn. For the first set, I used Storm (primary color) and Anchor (accent color) and followed the pattern exactly except I only wove 7 horizontal and 7 vertical stripes. For the second set, I used Dune as the primary color and Pearl as the accent. I also doubled the warp ends between the stripes, which resulted in a sturdier placemat (note: there was enough yarn on the primary cone to double the warp ends).

It might not be obvious from the photo but there are subtle color variations in the Duet yarn, which means that the woven pieces have a surprising depth of color that I haven't been able to achieve on a RHL with yarns that I've purchased from other yarn stores. The finished placemats are beautiful!

And GIST Customer Service is fantastic! I had a couple questions early on and Christine was so responsive and helpful! As a relatively new RHL weaver, I so appreciated her advice.