Friday, February 4, 2011

Fringe benefits

I bought this tablecloth a year ago, but it had never been quite right. Nice grey linen but it looked strangely formal every time I put it on the table. So I took to the edges with scissors and created fringed edges. Much better.

I don't usually do this with proper tablecloths but have used the technique on large pieces of linen I've picked up in the past at No Chintz and Mokum sales. By cutting off the selvedges, it's easy then to just pull threads out from all four sides one by one until you get a deep fringe. No sewing required.

Tip: Pulling threads out individually is easier than trying to do several at once as they tend to become tangled.

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