|Grandma's old table runner|
So why am I so thrilled to have a torn and unraveling table runner? At one point in time, this was a very beautiful thing! It has cutwork embroidery all through the cloth section and is bound by what I now recognize as crocheted lace. I'm not sure if it's linen or not (duh, have NOT done a burn test) but it feels possible. I'm not sure if the cutwork embroidery is done by machine or by hand, but here is a closeup of it:
|Cutwork embroidery closeup|
|Damage to fabric and lace|
So I have a long-term goal of learning enough to make a replica of this table runner. This should make for an interesting adventure!