I have been admiring these simple woven trivets for a while and finally had some time to attempt to make them. The Japanese
always seem to make simple things so beautiful and this trivet is no exception. I don't know that I realized it until just now, but
I have always been drawn to their culture.
In fourth grade, we read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and I became somewhat obsessed with origami after this (I can still make a paper crane). I went through several origami instruction books that included the brightly colored selections of paper for the next few years.
Then around my junior year of high school, Arthur Golden's Memoir's of a Geisha came out and I was sucked int Chiyo's world.
Uh yeah I grew up in a small town so it didn't take much to impress me and reading was my escape. It was perhaps a bit of a dark book
for a 15 year old, so I kind of have to laugh. Nevertheless, it inspired further reading on geisha and a few art projects for school (my nerding goes deeeeeeep).
I have unfortunately only ever been to Japan's airport as John and I circled the globe on the flight back from our honeymoon in Thailand, but it is high up on my destination list. Anyhow, here is my hack of their simple, but lovely woven trivet, which they traditionally make from straw; I used standard jute string instead. Check out more below!