These table runners are made from offcuts of the wonderful, thick, European wool felt used to make the tea cosies. The many (many) pieces are joined with zig-zag stiching which adds durability as well as a strong graphic detailing. It takes a silly amount of time to cut and fit and sew them but it’s a wonderful piece of puzzling so they’ve been dubbed “the puzzle pieces.”
Made from a single layer of over four dozen pieces of 3mm (1/8″), 100% wool felt it naturally protects the surface from piping hot teapots, serving dishes, or damp flower vases. The seam ends are all buttonhole-stitched at the edges and around any interior openings as a decorative detail and to ensure it is strong. The back is as finished as the front.
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ELLIPSE SHAPE – The pieces in this series of table toppers (or runners or centre piece) are fitted within a precise ellipse with dimensions of 24″ x 15″ (61 x 38cm) — perfect for minding the middle of the table or kitchen counter.
ORGANIC SHAPE – These pieces grow organically and are almost self-determining of their own shape. The outside dimensions of the Moss Green topper is 27″ x 16″ (69 x 41cm)
Each one unique. None the same. Like a piece of art.
I was inspired in part to keep all the felt scraps — 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.