Hand Painted Table Runner
This is a hand painted table runner that I recently made for my dear friend, Tobi.
She found the runner in a magazine article (see below photo) and knew that it would be just perfect for her dining room table.
So, we started looking for it.
We searched for that runner everywhere and couldn't find it!
So I decided to make one for her.
I bought a few yards of canvas fabric.
I chose a very thick fabric so I wouldn't have to line or double it.
Then, I sketched some birds that I felt like looked similar to the style of those in the magazine photo.
I painted them on the runner, using acrylic paints.
I painted the birds on both ends, opposite sides,
so wherever you're sitting at the table, you can see the birds!
The scariest part of this for me was serging the edges (using a rolled hem).
After all the hours of painting, I was afraid the fabric would tear or mess up and ruin all my work.
I literally held my breath the entire time I was serging.
If I ever make another runner, I will serge the edges BEFORE I paint.
Thankfully, it all worked out this time.