Macramé Table Runner (2012-61 Tb13)

Macramé edging on a needlework table runner-
21 1/2 ” X 72 1/2″
(Eager Collection, Lowndes County Historical Museum)

This table runner features two large white work rectangles 7 inches wide and 18 1/2 inches long on each end of the linen piece. The white work lace area utilizes both drawn thread and pulled thread embroidery in this particular case. The whole linen runner is hemmed with a 1/4 inch hem using the point de paris stitch. The two ends are finished with a lovely linen macramé fringe. Each triangular set within this work is 2 1/8 inches wide and including the header the work is 2 1/2 in long. When the fringe is included in the measurement, the macramé work totals 6 1/2 inches. This is currently on display in the museum’s Handmade Lace Exhibit. Please come by and see this well executed piece combining needle lace (the white work rectangles) and a fine knotted technique know as macramé.