These multi-functional hotpads, trivets, table runners and coasters are made from the wonderful, thick, wool felt offcuts from the tea cosies, and fitted together into unique pieces. The many (many) little pieces are joined with zig-zag stiching. Like mosaics or a quilt, carefully fitting them together is a wonderful (if time consuming) 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 organic shape is roughly oval.
This trivet or hotpad is made from a single layer of 3mm wool felt and is perfect for protecting your tabletop from a hot tea or coffepot, a hot serving dish of vegetables or a damp vase bottom.
Select your colour preference in the drop-down menu box. Your trivet may not look exactly like the one in the photograph but will be equally alluring.
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.
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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.