Monday, July 14, 2008

Table Runners

Table runners and decorative tablecloths were a popular seller at my yearly Christmas Exhibitions. In the 'hobby business' days I took great delight in doing the rounds of the remnant bins at stores such as Lincraft & Spotlight. I was always on the lookout for beautiful fabrics and trims. As a result my collection of fabrics grew .... this was rather odd for me considering I am not a sewer - but my mum is. So we teamed up and put together a range of 'one-off' designs. Here are just a few of them.

I enjoyed immensely designing tassels to match, using only the bits of trims I could find.

.... very simple but stylish mini runner with soft body, metallic tassels

...... very rich & regal looking green jacquard with gold braid trim & matching hand made tassels.

...... I couldn't resist trying something different. Black tassel fringing makes a bold statement on this runner.

...... a floral tapestry runner with a double row of bullion fringing.
Tablerunners are a great decor accessory.

Ciao for now from Elena Perrotta
EP Designs