We use our fabric trivets throughout our farmhouse and find that they’re a beautiful way to bring a little of our 1840 Farmhouse Style to any home. They can be used underneath a mug, wine bottle, houseplant, or vase, offering protection to the surface underneath. They are a wonderful way to transform a standard Mason jar or vase into a beautiful vessel for freshly cut flowers from your garden or local farmer's market. They can provide a delightful bit of color to their surroundings, adding a lovely accent to any room.
We make our fabric trivets in two distinct styles: traditional flat rounds and saucer style trivets. This set of traditional flat trivets features our Halloween Candy Corn fabric theme. They display a collection of fabrics that includes solids and patterns in shades of orange, yellow, white, and black with a glow in the dark print added in for good measure. The fabrics are accented by contrasting colors of thread. The small trivet features spider web white stitching while the medium has jack o'lantern orange and the large has cauldron black colored thread.
Each set includes three saucer style fabric coiled trivets. The largest trivet has a base measuring approximately 8 inches across, the medium measures just over 6 inches in diameter, and the smallest trivet has a base that measures approximately 4 inches across.
The smallest trivet can be used under a drinking glass, coffee cup, or Mason jar filled with flowers fresh from the garden. I use the medium size underneath houseplants or decorative items that might mar the finish of the table or furniture underneath it. The larger trivet can be used underneath a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade or even as a place for a teapot to rest.
Other items shown in the photographs are not included in the sale price. Those items were used for photographic purposes only. Their use was intended to show the utility and various uses of the item.
These coiled fabric trivets were made by hand at 1840 Farm. Each fabric strip is torn by hand before being wrapped around a length of cording. All of the fabric items in our collection display the raw edge of the fabrics used to create it. The fabric wrapped cord is then coiled and stitched together using a zigzag stitch on our sewing machine. I continue to wrap the coil and shape the trivet as it is stitched.
We blend new fabrics with select repurposed fabrics to create a pleasing color palette for each item. Each piece has its own unique color pattern and slight variation in shape. Because every piece is handmade, each one is a true original.
I make our fabric items using the same technique my Great Grandmother used over 50 years ago. She lovingly transformed worn out clothing into useful household items that were used in their New England farmhouse. While her items were made purely for utility purposes, it is my goal to create beautiful handmade items that can serve a useful purpose in your home.
Our fabric items can be cleaned by spot washing or in the gentle cycle of your washing machine. Gently reshape the trivet while still damp and allow to air dry.
Trivets are not fire or flameproof. They are constructed of cording, fabric, and thread. They should not be placed in the microwave, oven, or directly over an open flame or hot burner. We find them to be an excellent buffer between a hot cooking pan and our kitchen counter. As they are made using natural materials, they will eventually conduct some heat, especially when used under extreme conditions. Care should be taken to ensure that they are not damaged and that the surfaces beneath them are adequately protected.