The two pictures below show the table I sew on and it's looking pretty darn tidy when this picture was taken!!! The reason was because I had just finished two of the Tatting Tidy holders and I was feeling really pleased.
This is the final version which stands beautifully even when empty. Well, they all do, actually but I'm SUCH a fusspot over getting things right when I'm making something.
In the end I took people's comments and went with denim as the main fabric. This weight doesn't need stiffening but it does need strong fingers to deal with it!!!
I'm not sure when these will get into my Etsy shop but I'm hoping it won't be too long. Meanwhile I will cut out more ready to sew when I have time. The next two weeks are going to be really busy for me - who'd be a grandma, eh?