Creating an Irish-Inspired Felt Table Runner
Crafting an Irish-Inspired Felt Table Runner is a delightful journey into the realm of handmade beauty. With an array of mottled woven red and brown felt, along with a dash of creativity, you'll fashion a unique and charming piece. From meticulously cutting out intricate motifs to embracing the gentle asymmetry of your design, this project embodies the heart of Irish craftsmanship—celebrating imperfections as distinctive marks of artistry.
This Irish table runner promises not just a touch of Ireland to your home but a warm, handcrafted embrace that tells a story of creativity and individuality.
Materials Needed To Make An Irish Table Runner
- 28 x 65cm (11 x 25 1/2in) and 10 x 30cm (4 x 12in) mottled woven red felt
- 40 x 45cm (15 5/8 x 17 5/8in) woven brown felt
- Small squares of Bristol board
- White glue
- Fine-tipped paintbrush
- Flat metal ruler
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Paper scissors and embroidery scissors
Instructions To Make A Felt Irish Table Runner
Use the diagram provided as a reference to trace and cut out shapes A-F on Bristol board. These will serve as your templates.
Cutting Out Motifs
Utilise the reverse side of the brown felt to capture its mottled effect. Draw around the templates to create four A shapes, twelve E shapes, and twelve F shapes in brown felt. Carefully cut out these shapes using a rotary cutter, a metal ruler, and a cutting mat.
Similarly, draw four B shapes, twelve C shapes, and twelve D shapes on the red felt, then cut them out with precision.
Assembly Of Your Felt Irish Table Runner
Refer to the provided diagram for guidance on arranging the cut-out shapes onto the large red felt rectangle to form the motif. Lift each piece carefully, taking care not to disturb the placement of other pieces.
Apply a small amount of white glue to each piece and gently secure it back in place on the felt. Keep in mind that your design may not be perfectly symmetrical, and minor variations in shape placement are expected.
Embrace these imperfections as they add character and uniqueness to your design, showcasing the handmade touch that sets it apart from machine-made creations.
Conclusion Of The Felt Irish Table Runner Project
We really hope you enjoyed making your felt Irish table runner. Why not make your own studio on the Society of Makers and upload some images. Then leave a comment down below so we can see what you made.