Rio Grande Placemats or Runner

Rio Grande Placemats or Runner

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These placemats or runners are very quick and easy to weave.  The warp floats are achieved with two pick-up sticks adding a beautiful design feature.

You will love weaving in colors of the southwest!

Weave structure: pick-up technique

Equipment needed: Rigid Heddle Loom; 20" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 1 shuttle

Yarns: 8/4 Cotton

Note: some color substitutions have been made due to availability.

Finished size:  4 placemats 17" x 11 1/2" each or one runner 17" x 56".  You can also make two shorter runners.

Instructions needed: Handwoven September/October 1986 or
Best of Handwoven: Rigid Heddle Pattern Book 1 from Long Thread Media.

Designed by Betty Davenport

Note:  This kit includes all yarns needed to weave this project.  The pattern can be found in the Handwoven magazine noted above.  You will need to purchase this magazine if you don't already own a copy.