Jean McGrew has been interested in textiles since her grandmother taught her to embroider when she was a little girl. Her talents in weaving include wall hangings, spirit guides, boxes, and these striking table runners!
Jean weaves the runner using two colors of pearl cotton (in this case a dark, chocolatey-brown, and a rich tan), and includes hand-painted bamboo "dowels" into the weft; the bamboo adds both structure and neat design elements to the runner! Jean then finishes each runner with braided "fringe" at both ends.
Approximately 36 in. long by 8 3/4 in. wide (cotton warp is 6 in; the bamboo adds another 2 3/4 inches).
Artist statement included.