Jennifer is inspired by traditional Irish table settings, and she’s skilled in modern graphic design and printing techniques. The combination is truly original. After we saw Jennifer’s work on a scouting trip to Ireland, she created a custom table runner for the Daily Grommet community that combines two of her signature techniques: line drawings embroidered on Irish linen, and digitally printed photos appliqued on Irish linen.
The embroidered line drawings are of cutlery that belonged to Jennifer’s grandmother. The photo-generated sections feature a tea party scene. The teapot (also from her grandmother) was casting long shadows when Jennifer captured the pictures in the late afternoon sun. The result was a trompe l'oeil effect where her runners come to life. Sewn together, the blending of nostalgia and modernity is a perfect way to add some personality and whimsy to your tabletop.