Red Table Runner
I just finished this very red table runner for my mom, using white crochet cotton for the warp (J.P. Coats, size 10) and warped 14" wide. I was hoping for a weft-faced project with the bright red (Sugar 'n Cream) taking center stage. However, the white does have a presence, which I didn't mind so much once it was off the loom. I like leno lace and so wove one row on either end. The ends were simply tied and trimmed.
The table runner started life as 14" wide, went down to 12" wide off the loom, and after washing, measured in at 11.5". The length shrunk from 30" long to, after washing, 27.5". So, let that be a lesson to you! Cotton shrinks, even without water.