I went to London's Goldhawk Road fabric shops to get my hessian really cheap. I carried mine home on the bus but I'd probably recommend roping in a friend if you buy metres and metres of the stuff!!
The roll measured approx 1.6 m wide so I measured and cut into 4 very long (be neat!!!) pieces.
I hand folded and hemmed the edges by about 1cm on each edge to stop fraying an give a bit of a neater look then whizzed them through the sewing machine for hours and hours till it basically broke!
|My glamorous assistant Felicity!|
|The sweat and the tears in the making|
Laying out the runners in the marquee the day before the wedding!
And the final results in situ!