I finished one of the fireplace mantle cloths. I made this one a little wider so it could be used on a buffet or a dresser. If it is too wide, it can be easily folded on the back side. This mantle cloth is for the fall. It has tiny deer heads on it along with pastel leaves on a dark golden metallic brown background. The reverse side has a burlap look alike fabric. All along one side is long sheep wool locks. They are kettle/rainbow dyed with primarily gold color. There were also yellow, purple, brown, and orange colors in the dye pot. I love the longer locks and the bling in the fabric! I don't have a mantle, but my mom does, so I made use of it.
This is a table runner I completed this summer. I love the vivid colors. It really makes a great mantle cloth too!
The harvest mantle cloth. It has a blackboard-like background with vivid fruit and veggie pictures and canning jars. The other side of the cloth has a coral fabric. This is such a playful fun fabric. I could see some canning jars on this the mantle or on a sideboard and this cloth used for a sideboard cover/cloth.
When making the mantle cloths, I needle felted the wool locks onto the fabric and then sewed the seams. I think the locks will be less easy to pull off.
I noticed all of the curls in my grand-daughter's hair. All I can see is wool locks for spinning. LOL