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Wow! I don't have any! I just throw my cards down wherever I am at the time of reading. I really am a "no frills" person, though. I'm very low maintenance and so are my decks.
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Well, at home I don't use anything but the bedspread; but when I've been out and set up on a card table, I've used a lavender madras-striped bedspread (which often doubles as a tablecloth), a pale green silk scarf (which I don't use for spreads anymore because it's too soft and floaty), and a dark brown woolen Russian shawl with a floral border and fringe (which I don't dare use outdoors in late summer or autumn anymore because the flowers attract bees). I carry the shawl regularly, though, to use indoors when I'm faced with a rough surface.

Recently I bought some fabric to make spread cloths from, but I haven't done anything about them yet. I could, I suppose, use them "raw"; who'd notice? But I'm anal that way... The fabric I got was a blue with self-swirls and little star-glows, and a mottled green. Now I wonder if some of my other scarves, small as they are, could be used for spreads as well? I'll have to give them a try.
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Not enough! (well too many if you ask the bf)

A custom gold and blue one for my radiant waite
A silk scarf with Klimt's "Kiss" on it
A black and purple one from tarot totes
one on the way for my touchstone
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Originally Posted by Sinduction
I have the white one from the transparent.

I forgot about that one, but it is a speciality cloth!

I occasionally go onto ebay to see if there are any really cheap light boxes to pick up, but no luck so far - really must look more often...!
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i only have one; a black with gold triple moon cloth....
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What's a spread cloth?

Seriously, I don't see the need for one. I don't read for others, just myself and it's usually in my bedroom so I'm on the bed.

You have stimulated my interest so I'm thinking about designing one for myself. Thanks!
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For the table itself, I have a deep-blue sarong with a black lacy pattern printed on it, which I cover with a translucent white gauzy cloth with silver stars on it. Nice combination. I also have a striped rainbow sarong that used to lie where the blue one does now, but over ten years or so, it copped two stains that I just can't remove, so it is in retirement. Pity - it's still lovely, specially under the other one.

Arwen sent me a little hand-crocheted purple cloth for use with a small oracle which has been re-homed so the cloth has found other oracular uses.

In addition to that, about fifteen or sixteen of my decks are wrapped in tie-dyed watered-silk squares. I wish I could find more of 'em in colour-combinations I like (I'm fairly fussy) - I'd like to wrap 'em *all* that way! These clopths never get used for spreads, they merely replace the original packaging. they also serve to identify the decks without unwrapping them - I usually know what's in each one. I have several decks in bags (a second-best option), and for me, bags don't really identify the decks - I always have to open them up and check.
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[QUOTE=girlgeek
A silk scarf with Klimt's "Kiss" on it
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This would be a perfect themed cloth for the Golden Klimpt deck, which is a nice deck if you're slightly odd (fortunately I am slightly odd).
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I can only count 1 that I really know of - it's the beautiful China silk stained-glass Notre Dame Cathedral window one that comes with the "Tarot de Paris." I'm not a spread-cloth person in general, simply because I lack funds for both them & bags, both of which accessories I would certainly love to have but heck, can't have all that & the dex TOO!

hehe

Actually, correction: I do have 1 really beautiful, royal-blue velvet w/silver bridal-satin lining spread-cloth in the mail courtesy of the inimitable Rev. Rose-Fairy!! I'm trying to work out a matching bag w/her, it's for my Mantegna Silver which has long deserved this royal treatment. But there, it's not in my hands just yet.
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[QUOTE=nisaba]
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Originally Posted by girlgeek
A silk scarf with Klimt's "Kiss" on it
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This would be a perfect themed cloth for the Golden Klimpt deck, which is a nice deck if you're slightly odd (fortunately I am slightly odd).
2nd me on that - got it & love it (w/its matching bag, even)!!
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