If you’ve been following House of Earnest for awhile, you might think this project looks oddly similar to something I’ve already done and you’re right! My black and white cross stitched table runner that I did in 2012 is a reader favorite. I have gotten more reader DIY photos of this project than of any other, so it didn’t shock me when the team at Darby Smart contacted me about making this project into a DIY kit!
The Stitched Table Runner kit is based on my original scandinavian cross design, but with bright ombre string. The kit comes with all of the materials, plus the instructions for the cross designed runner.
Since I have already done a cross version, however, I thought I’d show a variation today by doing an ombre border around my runner. It’s the same technique, but just shows how versatile this project is and how easy it is to make it your own!
Keep on reading for more photos and the border variation!
ONE Mark four points, one at each corner with the kit’s included water erase fabric marker. TWO stitch in between two strands of burlap, going under two strands, then over four strands. THREE pull the full length of jute through your first few stitches leaving a small tail on the underside to knot off. I actually did two sides with one piece of jute, then the remaining two sides with a separate piece to keep the amount of jute you’re pulling through from getting too long and tangled.
I love how it turned out and I think you will too! The kit comes in your choice of blue ombre or spring florals… which would you choose?
What’s more, I want to know if you’re making this project! Share the project on Twitter or Instagram using #DScrosstitchedrunner to share!