Remains Runner

This table runner can be made with any DMC remains you have lying around. It is embroidered on linen canvas (8 threads/cm) with contour stitches.

Dimensions approx. 22 x 130 cm.

First, the canvas is divided into 2 x 12 fields with 3 threads as spaces.

Then, the threads are divided into yellow-green and blue-green shades.

Begin by making a random “path” using a golden thread. The path is made using contour stitches.

After this, the DMC remains are distributed in the 24 fields. Start with the yellow-green fields.

Blue Stripes

The runner is embroidered with contour stitches on 8 threaded linen canvas.

Three DMC threads are used in the needle. Small pieces of silver string are sprinkled throughout, and stapled with flora-cotton 136.

Approx. 12 yarn colors are used to form the stripes.

Finished dimensions: 130 x 29 cm.

Use the idea to inspire your own work!

Streams

This runner is made with cross stitches, half stitches and contour stitches on linen (10 threads per centimeter). Made with flora cotton thread (fru zippe). Finishes size about 110 x 25 cm.

You can repeat the pattern in the direction of the arrow to match the desired length.

Pleated Oak

Some years ago, our old oak tree was felled. I saved a few small pieces. They now form a pattern on this small tablecloth. The pattern is made with full and half cross stitches, back stitches and contour stitches on linen canvas. Finished size is approx. 27 x 27 cm. I am very happy about the result!

Christmas

Use this as a tablecloth or, as shown, a runner. Size approx. 124 x 75 cm. Stitched on linen (10 threads pr. cm.) with flora-cotton (1 thread), or DMC (two threads) using cross, back, contour, and quadratic stitches. Continue the pattern all the way to the edges of the linen.