This lovely meandering leaf-and-vine design comes from a cushion cover made on the island of Anafi sometime in the 1700s. Its graceful melianthus leaf motif is worked in a traditional colorway of red and blue, but I have used two shades of blue—instead of the original single shade of blue—to create contrast in the design. This design makes a table runner that will look lovely with a variety of decor.


Stitch area:

129x213sts/9136 sts


My high quality kits come with everything you need to make the runner in the photos--Legacy Dower Linen 30 ct in Coconut Macaroon, DMC floss, full color SOC (symbol-on-chart) pattern with both a close up and a full size schematic so you know how many repeats to work, along with a John James size 24 tapestry needle. The raw edges of the fabric are serged for your convenience, so you can start stitching as soon as you open the kit!


Please note: due to the Legacy Dower Linen being discontinued, I only have a few kits of this left. 


Also available as a pattern download


Melianthus Border table runner