These mousepads, trivets, table runners and coasters are made from offcuts of the wonderful, thick, wool felt used for the tea cosies, and fit together into unique pieces. The many little pieces are joined with zig-zag stiching, since the Flock seems to be in love with zig-zag detailing. Carefully fitting them together is a wonderful piece of puzzling so they’ve been dubbed “the puzzle pieces.”
The seam ends are all buttonhole stiched at the edges and around any interior openings as a decorative detail and to prevent fraying. The back is as finished as the front so the mousepad is reversable.
The mousepad is made from a single layer of a blue-dyed, thick industrial 90% wool felt — slightly thicker and denser than the European felt I use — and stitched with contrasting orange thread. The organic shapes are roughly oval, each irregular and unique so every mousepad is slightly different.
SIZE: approximately 9 1/2″ (24 cm) x 7 1/4″ (18.5 cm) in diameter.
Each one unique. None the same. Like a piece of art. Your mousepad may not look exactly like the one in the photograph but will be equally alluring.
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I was inspired in part to keep all the felt offcuts — besides the fact the felt is so dear — by Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface, an American rug manufacturer who, in the seminal 2003 documentary The Corporation, talked about reclaiming the wasted roll ends of carpets to make more beautiful carpets. By doing this they reduced the amount of petroleum that had to be pulled from the earth and saved their company money all at the same time. That’s eco-logic. Waste not, want not.