Wool Felt Penny Mat
Primitive style table mat may also be used under a miniature tree, table lamp, lantern or jar candle. Double thickness wool felt features burgundy, blue and beige appliques and finished with a blanket stitch. - Finished edges - 12" diameter
Reverse side is solid burgundy felt
So what is a Penny Mat?
In the 1800s, starting around the time of the Civil War, thrifty homemakers would use scraps of wool or felted wool from old clothing, blankets and hats to create designs for mats or rugs. Using coins as templates, they created circles and each piece was then stitched in blanket stitch fashion. (Thus, the name "penny" rug). Sometimes, the mats or rugs were backed with old burlap bags or feed sacks. Sometimes a penny was stitched inside the mat to make it lie flat.