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'''Table carpets''' were made using [[tent stitch]] on a [[linen]] ground and either [[silk]] or [[wool]] thread. As the name suggests, they were carpets that were made to be placed on [[table]]s or [[cupboard]]s.
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'''Table carpets''' were made using [[tent stitch]] on a [[linen]] ground and either [[silk]] or [[wool]] thread. As the name suggests, they were carpets that were made to be placed on [[table]]s or [[cupboard]]s. Originally carpets were brought back from the East after the [[Crusades]] in the [[11th century]].
  
 
There are made surviving examples today, including perhaps the most famous, the [[Bradford Carpet]].
 
There are made surviving examples today, including perhaps the most famous, the [[Bradford Carpet]].
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Revision as of 11:16, 27 May 2006

Table carpets were made using tent stitch on a linen ground and either silk or wool thread. As the name suggests, they were carpets that were made to be placed on tables or cupboards. Originally carpets were brought back from the East after the Crusades in the 11th century.

There are made surviving examples today, including perhaps the most famous, the Bradford Carpet.