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Sunday Tea: Rose-Beige Tablecloth by E. E. Gilmore

E.E. Gilmore wove this lace Rose-Beige Tablecloth in 1985. The design is simple yet classic.

E. E. Gilmore Aug 11, 2020 - 3 min read

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A lace weave cloth on eight shafts for special occasions. Photo by Joe Coca

Here are the introductory article and pattern for the Rose-Beige Tablecloth woven by E.E. Gilmore and featured in Handwoven September/October 1985. The exact color may no longer be available in 10/2 cotton, but the beautiful pattern has stood the test of time.

This 8-shaft lace weave is one Everett Gilmore likes quite a lot because it is the same on both sides. Woven in 10/2 mercerized cotton at 20 epi., this cloth, in a dusty rose-beige color, has the elegance of Sunday afternoon tea and the benefit of wash and wear ease. Mr. Gilmore, who's been weaving since November of 1930 and making Gilmore looms since 1936, chose this pattern from Robin and Russ Handweaver's Drafts and Designs. We think it makes a perfect backdrop for any country home.

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