So, I’ve been ruminating about different applications for Turned Taqueté structure for quite some time. I really needed to have something to think about other than dishtowels and scarves, and placemats seemed to be a nice alternative.
I used to weave placemats a lot about 30 odd years ago, mostly overshot, huck lace, and rag weave. I got out of the habit when I moved to a house where the tables either wanted to be dressed with tablecloths or nothing.
I decided to use 5/2 cotton sett at 24 epi for a sturdy mat and I went with my Circles design for some cheerfulness and whimsy. Click the photos to enlarge:
The first photo shows a group portrait of a set of four. I used Soldier Blue for the background color and the other colors are from cones that have been rattling around my stash for years (still haven’t used them all up!). The middle photo shows an arty closeup.
And I captured the third photo using the KaleidaCam iphone app. Too cool!
They are wonderful! Did you weave so that the hems would be at the sides or top and bottom?
Thank you! I wove the placemats with the hems at top and bottom. They were easy to press up and fold over and hem by hand.
Your turned taquete circle placemats are wonderful. Do you have a that pattern available or where one can obtain it? thanks
I loved this and can’t wait to try weaving the spots. Thanks for the inspiration and information
KaleidaCam app?! Amazing!
It’s too much fun!
Hello Susan – would you be willing to share your draft for the taquete circle placemats? I live in Ames IA you old stomping ground and very sorry we never met while you were here.