I wanted to share the super simple and relatively inexpensive light table my sweet husband made for me.
All you need to make one is an 18″ x 24″ piece of clear plexiglass, which you can get at most hardware stores; four short table legs; four washers; and four capped nuts.
First, he drilled a hole in each corner slightly smaller than the diameter of the screw attached to the leg. This allows for a snug fit when screwing in the table legs. Next top each screw with a washer and a capped nut.
What I really like about it is that on sunny days, I don’t even need a light on underneath it. As you can see, there is enough light to see the lines clearly and line up my pieces. For Sycamore Rose I’m using a white cotton sateen for my background and it’s just lovely to work with. If your background fabric is darker then you will probably need a light source underneath the table.I’ve got block 2 all glued down and only have left to stitch it, and that’s my favorite part. Just sitting in my chair enjoying the calming rhythm of the needle going in and out of the fabric and the satisfaction of having something beautiful to look at as I go.
I hope you all have a chance to do a little stitching, too.