I don't have time to do much embroidery these days, so I'd like to share with you some inspiring pictures from the Bildindex. I'm not so good with links, but I double checked these, so they should be working :-)
This is a 14th century German tablecloth that I really like. I love the geometrical pattern and the fringe is beautiful. I know from the catalogue description that the Feldbach tablecloth has fringe too. I've never seen a picture of it, but it might look like this:
Another favorite of mine is this tablecloth with a very delicate pelican design. The fragment is very small, so the embroidery must be really fine. The geometrical border (see top of the picture) is beatiful too.
This is a close-up: