I like making edgings and seeing the tatting on the material, but I really don’t like sewing the tatting to the material. This part of the process is a necessary evil to finishing a table runner.
The finished table runner is 11 1/2 inches wide and 46 inches long, including the tatted edging which is Lizbeth #693 Linen Medium size 10. I think it turned out well.
I have several other edgings already tatted and ready to go on material. My sister is very sweet and offered to sew the material for me as her sewing machine is always out. I cut the material for several runners then she sewed them. I will turn them right-side out, stitch up the hole left for that and sew the edgings on. I feel it takes me forever to do the hand stitching but it is worth it. I’ll be sharing more table runners in the next few weeks.
My sister and I are going to be in a local craft show next week. We usually participate in this one every year because it is local, making it much easier for both of us to go. Going to craft shows much farther away can get complicated with our jobs. Sometimes we do well, other times not so well, but we both enjoy participating in the show because of the festive atmosphere, the customers and the other crafters contributing to an enjoyable day. Last year I did well with table runners and I’m hoping to do so again this year.