At the end of June 2020, a client in the US persuaded me to try to find a more modestly-sized placemat rather than the huge ones I normally make.
Found a supplier and was a bit alarmed to find that they were quite textured, with a sublte cream colour. A bit more 'rustic' than my normal ones.
But they're actually really beautiful to print - relatively easy and reliable, and the designs take on a whole new dimension when they're on a textured surface.
They're here: Medium Placemats