The Rolex of Thread Work
These tablecloths are of a very complex and precise thread work, however, Carmen Gloria, expert worker, has been given a position below what they consider the best. Even so the tablecloths still remain of high stading, and which have therefore been shown with the third, Fourth and Fifth positions of the thread working ranking.
Crown | Flower Tablecloth
Dimensions: 2.50 x 1.62 m (includes 12 napkins)
Material: They have used 4m long x 2 m wide fabric and 15 balls of yarn to make the thread work (approx 3750 m.).
Realization: It has been worked in the workshop of the Casa de los Balcones threewprkers , who work four hours a day, it has taken eight months to complete. They have made 561 m of espiguetas (tablecloth and napkins) and 1526 * holes. To make the passing off strand in each of the holes 4 passes clockwise and 4 to the left, knotting at each corner (16 knots in each hole). Only in the passing of strans they have made 24.416 knots and they have work 695 flowers, knotted strands and darned and 598 crowns, which have benn worked with circles formed by knots and filled with espigas sardinas. Only for the crowns have been made 19.136 knots. For each (flower and crowns) have been used approx. 1m. of thread and a *Randa of 44 m approx. (148 010 knots). They have worked approx. 216 m * espigas sardines and finished of with a *presilla of 29.25 m.
Dimensions: 2.45 x 1.68 m (includes 12 napkins)
Material: They have used 4.5 m long x 1.75 m wide fabric of linen cloth and 17 balls of yarn to make the thread work (4250m approx.)
Realization: It has been worked in the workshop of the Casa de los Balcones by three workers, who working four hours a day, it has taken nine months to complete. They have used 268 m of *espiguetas (tablecloth and napkins) and 2718 * holes. To make the passing strands in each of the holes, 2 passes to the right and 2 to the left, knotting at each corner and in the center, making 8 passes which have been knotted strand by strand (12 knots each gapthey have worked 498 darned flowers surrounded by four double made with knots and filled with * espiguetas sardines. For each flower they have used approx. 4 m of thread and 441.128 knots. The flowers are surrounded by two half turns made with knots and filled with *sardines espiguetas approx. 374m and a randa of 63 m. which have approx. 24654 knots. Finished off with a *presilla of 31 m. approx.
Dimensions: 2.50 x 1.74 m (includes 12 napkins)
Material: They have used 4 m long x 1.8m wide fabric of linen cloth and 40.5 m yarn skeins (approx. 10125 m) and 3 bovines (approx. 750 m) for espiguetas and randas.
Realization: It has been worked in the workshop of the Casa de los Balcones three workers, who work four hours a day, they have taken 10 months to complete. They have made approx. 163 m * espiguetas (tablecloth and napkins) and 5874 * holes. To make passing of thread in each of the holes, they made 3 passes, one from right to left, another left to right and one in the center, making 6 knots in the fabric. They have made approx. making 5970 ties and 196 * darned circles and randas of 75.78 m, worked with knots. The set (tablecloth and 8 and napkins) was finished of with a “presilla” of approx. 230.26 m. Only for the randa they have made approx. 43110 knots and for the passing strands of 35. 244 m.