We make our fabric trivets in two distinct styles: traditional flat rounds and saucer style trivets. This set of traditional flat trivets features a fall inspired fabric theme. They display a collection of fabrics that includes solids and patterns in shades of brown, orange, green, white, and black. They were stitched together with espresso brown 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.