Trivet. I like the word. It’s kind of useless and sounds a bit silly – to triffic trivet or not to triffic trivet that is the question. Only people who write for homes magazines, and the like, would have any use for it, when ‘place mat thingy’ works just as well.
It’s funny how different tribes have words that sound like kooky jargon to everyone else. Plumbers are the worst. I once had to walk into a hardcore plumbing hardware store and ask the blokiest bloke behind the counter for two bibcock nipples. Really, they should be called ‘back of tap or faucet bit. Anyhow, I digress.
On our holiday we did a bit of foraging on the beach. Collecting shells with holes, pumice and driftwood. I have been pottering around making various things with our goodies.
I had seen the lovely Lisa’s driftwood weaving in her gorgeous magazine, Scout and I wanted to try it. I’m afraid mine is a bit more, well, rustic than hers, but I’m a bit in love with it and it’s a gorgeous reminder of where we were.
Driftwood of a similar thickness or wooden dowel String
Snap the driftwood into similar lengths (or saw wooden dowel). Line the timber up all in a row. Weave the string under and over nice and tight. Finish at least two rows at each end.
Cybele Masterman (Bele) trained as a beauty therapist, aromatherapist and journalist. After working as all of the above has found herself on a quest for a beautiful and meaningful life that doesn't cost the earth. Follow on google: +blahblahmagazine twitter: @blahblahzine or Instagram: BlahBlahMagazine