traycloth

traycloth

(ˈtreɪklɒθ)
n
a small cloth or piece of table linen used to cover or fit into a tray used for carrying
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I started my working life as a cadet nurse and suspect there will be few alive today who could correctly roll and apply a gauze bandage or shape a stiffly starched traycloth of linen into a nurse's winged headdress, held together by a single, hidden safety pin.
Take a look at Miss Selfridge, currently hawking a skirt that seems to have been fashioned from a souvenir de Paris traycloth. Yes, the mood is devil-may-care and the look is very much gone-to-the-devil.
Competition entries should be in place by 9.30am and these are as follows: Morton Pairs (traycloth and spring floral arrangement in a cup and saucer); Newforge Trophy (jam-filled Swiss roll); Gardening Scotland (jar of rhubarb and ginger jam).Tickets are PS4 and include afternoon tea.