At Estuary Home we certainly do and it is great to know that a lot of people in the locality do too. This is because it gives us a chance to recycle those empty coffee bean sacks from the Welsh Coffee Co. and Coaltown Roasters into some really great stuff.
Over the last few days it has been all about hessian. Making use of the bold printed graphics coffee growers and distributors stamp onto their coffee sacks, we have produced so great looking hessian placemats.
The past couple of days have seen some careful measuring and cutting to ensure that we salvage as much hessian as possible while producing matching sets of 4. This is not as simple as it may seem. The sacks are printed for functionality, not look and so nothing is ever in quite the same place from sack-to-sack.
However, much of the off-cuts are used for our jar table centrepieces and with a view that nothing goes to waste we better get our thinking cap on.
Our new hessian makes will be for sale on Etsy shortly just as soon as the ‘fray stop’ dries and we can get some good photos.