Monday, October 01, 2012

Interlocking Trivet

I decided to try this felted trivet, it looked easy.

I  wanted to use felted wool rather than craft store felt so I felted this lamb's wool-angora sweater in the washing machine.

Then I followed the directions on How About Orange's blog. Her instructions said to cut the shapes and slits with a craft knife, but I found it was easier to use a rotary cutter on all cuts expect the ones on the inside of the piece. Those I snipped with sharp embroidery scissors.

I fussy-cut the corner squares from the ribbing to add visual interest. Here it is before trimming.

The back has a fun woven appearance.

I left a border on mine and didn't trim it even with the interlocked shapes as shown in the tutorial. Then I whipped stitches the squares together to stabilize it. And it's completely washable!

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