Flock of Tea Cosy’s “Puzzle Pieces” are made from off-cuts puzzled together with zig-zag stitching. Perfect and perfectly modern in sensibility, these trivets or hotpads do the trick for hot teapots, mugs, teacups and also are a dab hand at protecting your tabletop from a vase of fresh flowers.
This organic/irregular shaped, MEDIUM SIZE trivet is roughly 6.25″ x 5.5″ and is made from a single layer of a Royal Purple 100% fine wool felt made in Europe (the world’s best). The seam ends are all buttonhole stitched at the edges and around any interior seam joints as a decorative detail and to prevent fraying. The back is as finished as the front. Your trivet may not look exactly like the one in the photograph but will be equally alluring.
Each one unique. None the same.
I was inspired in part to keep all the felt off-cuts — 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. 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.