I am in need of some guidance... I really want hessian table runners but I am unsure of the weight etc... has anyone else used Hessian and if so where did you get it, what weight etc? thank you
Hi, Im hoping to have something similar for my tables. Do you have any pictures of your finished runners Amba80? Thanks x
Hope those worked - took them on my phone a while ago!
Also pls ignore the mess - I took over the lounge like youve never seen before!
They were surprisingly quick to make - but I did destroy some of my mums tablecloths in the process - still not sure she realises what I've done to them yet!
Ha ha sssshhhhhh! they look amazing! What else are you going for table wise? I have already started to gather posy vases and jars and was thinking lavender or stocks to hit the senses with something sweet and then wild flowers.
Thanks for posting the pics, they look really good. I think I'll order some of the hessian and have a go at putting some lace down the centre. x
They look fab!! (we won't tell your mum if you don't )
I was hoping to make hessian runners too. I was hoping I could just cut them and leave the edges raw - do you think they'd frey like mental if I didn't hem them Amba80??
Also, i saw something on pinterest about how to pre-treat hessian (or burlap coz it was a US site) and get rid of the smell......does it have a significant smell??
Im probably a little wierd - but I liked the smell!! It wasnt very strong though. They will frey a bit - its not a tight weave, but it could look pretty! Worth a try first without hemming - that bit was a little involved - they all needed to be ironed first - but I didnt measure anything just did it by eye to save time - Im going rustic....
Hessian has a slighty musty smell but air it out over the line first and it should take the edge off, I like the smell too Amba80! Polly I too was thinking of lace down the centre and i have also seen some hessian sashes with a thinner lace overlay and then gypsophila poked in the bow...gorgeous!
Hessian is sold by the metre here, especially for runners, tying round napkins, jam jars etc
Worth having a look
fantastic! thank you very much, I dont mind rustic at all..I think I will start to get some samples together soon thank you x
I bought my hessian yesterday 13 meters of it from a place that specialises in astro-turf locally. They looked at me like I was mad when I said it was for my wedding tables!
I know what you mean about the smell now - I don't mind it either - it reminds me of raw canvas I've used to stretch painting canvases. Though I think I will air it a little when we get a good day's weather, in case any of my guests are less keen.
Am going to test out the 'fraying'/rustic look when I use some for some of the bunting I'm making so will report back if I have any findings
soontobemrscape - I can let you know the supplier I used if you're in the north-west? it might be helpful, but if you're not local they'll probably be somewhere equally as cheap nearby.
Hi Sarloussomethingblue, I am actually in Derby but if you can let me know the name I will have a look for somewhere similiar, do you mid me asking how much you paid?