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Cork Pan Trivet


Rachel Butlin
Cork Pan Trivet

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Waste Materials



Cork pan trivet allows you to place hot pans on your work surface without burning or marking occurring.

Materials & Equipment List

CorksOld stringKnitting needlesdrawing pinswirePliers

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Collect a large number of corks to start with, including wine and champagne corks. Varying sizes and colours are good.
Select a starting cork for the centre. Colours and shape variable.
Add the next layer of six corks around this so they interlock. Again varying colour is optional. This then starts to create the structure for the trivet.
Continue to add layers around and alternate how they fit in together, so one behind, one in the gap etc. Varying colours start to create an interesting colour pattern.
Gather old string or wool.
Start to knit approximately 10 stitches by casting them on to the needle.
This then starts to carry on and grow as it gets longer.
To knit: put the right hand needle in to the back on the left stitch.
Wrap the string around the needle to loop as shown in the picture.
Pull the needle under and pull the loop through so it end up on the right needle.
Then pull off the left, so you knit a stitch.
To secure the cork for the structure wrap with wire around the centre creating a strong binding.
Tighten and twist with pliers.
Build this throughout the layers to lock them together.
Centre point is key to hold them steady and in place.
Build it around the entire structure to create a solid shape.
At this point your knitting should be starting to progress in size.
Continue to knit to a length that is approximately the length of the circumference of the shape, stretching is necessary though.
Cast of the knitting to achieve a piece long enough to wrap around the piece.
Gathering working well with knit.
Start to wrap the knitting around the structure starting from underneath and pull up the sides.
Pin to secure.
Continue to pin to secure. Then thread string through the top and gather to enforce.
This is what the underneath will look like. stitch through the knit again and gather, holding structure together.
The Pan Trivet is then complete.
This can then be used whenever needed.
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Rachel Butlin


United Kingdom

I am a very creative person, currently studying BA Hons Decorative Arts at Nottingham Trent University. I enjoy working with a wide variety of...

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