thank you for all opinion about tablecloths in England and in the US in XVIII/XIX century

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Thanks for all your suggestions about old, historical tradition and patterns (designs) of tablecloths [mainly MMario, JohnK, RickeScott, Kerry, knitmaniac (!!!), QueerJoe (the pattern is very, very difficult), and TomH].
I would like to show older example of tablecloth from National Museum in Wroclaw (Silesia region of Poland). Before The II War there were many "knitting carpets" (!!!) in this museum (now are only two pieces). This one, from picture, is from 1674, from Wroclaw Town hall . The measures are great: 215 cm x 310 cm. This kind of "carpets" were popular in Silesia, Bohemia and Alsace (Germany/France) - in places where were made. The knitting technique was complicate and controversial [two, three needles or extra frame (loom)].

greetings

jerzy pl.

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I am preparing new

I am preparing new additional information about knitting Silesian (but not only) carpets- special for JohnK (about technique)

greetings

jerzy pl.

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Jerzy, What is the

Jerzy,
What is the technique? Is it knitted on a frame, or loom. ? I am totally fascinated by them. I found a few examples of woven table rugs in New England, mainly massachusetts and maine, these date to the late 17 -18 century, but to me they are much more in the northern european tradition, I haven't seen these middle european examples before. Thanks for sharing the images, now I'm motivatated to do more research.-John