I LOVE this tablecloth!
I have wanted to own a tablecloth like this for more than 30 years, when I first saw it on the table of my friend. Having 8 children, it seemed we were always having to pinch pennies, but I got some money for my 70th birthday and thought, "This is it!" I took the plunge, ordered the tablecloth and couldn't be happier. Forest green is my favorite color, and a theme color in our home. Thank you so much for your high quality products!
M.E. from California
Mountain Weave Ordering and Care
Because of the weave of the 100% cotton fabric, up to 10% shrinkage after the first wash is perfectly natural. Washing the tablecloth tightens the weave and softens the fabric. Please order accordingly. When in doubt, consider the next larger size. Cold water machine washing and line drying are recommended. Mountain Weave table linens are heirloom quality. With proper care, they will last beyond a lifetime.
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Watch a brief video of Lyman Orton, Proprietor, explaining why Mountain Weave is a Vermont favorite.
Mountain Weave Tradition
In the Appalachian Mountains, weaving came to represent independence and adaptability in a harsh and often dangerous environment. Weaving provided a practical, functional finished product that was both durable and beautiful. As an outlet for creativity and cultural expression, weaving traditional patterns exemplifies the character and way of life of the mountain people.
The Mountain Weave Pattern
The geometric weave dates back to traditional North Carolina and Tennessee patterns woven by generations of Appalachian Mountain dwellers. Like the people who created it, the design has very practical qualities; the two-color homespun pattern produces small squares on one side and larger squares on the other.
This pattern allows the versatility of using either side, depending on which pattern you prefer. And because it's reversible, the tablecloth that was used at breakfast can simply be turned over and used again at suppertime for a whole new look that saves you time, saves you wash water.
The Mountain Weave Fabric
It all begins with the finest USA-grown cotton. From the cotton, a two-ply, open-ended, ring spun yarn is created. Once the yarn is dyed to the owners' specifications, it is shipped to a New England mill, where it is woven into 64" and 75" width rolls. This allows them to cut all their various size items with minimal waste.
Hand-Cut, Hand-Finished Quality
In the small Dorset shop, a team effort ensues. Each item is individually cut by hand, hand-fringed, machine stitched, folded, and labeled. It's a time-consuming process of patience and attention to detail. In today's world of mass-produced goods, very few table linens are hand-fringed anymore, especially round tablecloths. The creation of our Mountain Weave table coverings preserves what would otherwise become a lost art.
With all of the hand-finishing steps, Mountain Weave table linens are viewed at least five times, each time presenting an opportunity to spot any defects and either be repaired or rejected. The result of this extensive care and handling: heirloom quality and beauty that will be an important part of your family's every day life for years to come.