My degree project is a collection of tablecloths. The overall concept for the collection is the table as a meeting spot: a meeting between humans and the sources of their food, a meeting spot between food, and a meeting spot between the table and the tablecloth itself. Each tablecloth in the collection represents one of these types of unions. Traditional lace and red and white checkered tablecloths are referenced to represent the "human" in the meeting between humans and the sources of their food.
I was thinking about a red and white checkered tablecloth draped over a wooden table, as in a picnic setting, and those two patterns of wood grain and gingham merging. I reversed the usual order of the wood grain and the gingham, so the wood grain appears to be "growing" out of the gingham.