Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey,
along came a spider who sat down beside her
and frightened Miss Muffet away
I’ve heard this rhyme so many times and never given the rhyming words much thought, who knew a tuffet was a real thing? Well, not me . . . . I knew Little Miss Muffet was sitting on a stool but hadn’t made the connection it was called a tuffet. So when our sewing tutor Paula Smith showed me her latest tuffet creation everything fell into place.
According to Wikipedia ‘A tuffet is piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat, distinguished from a stool in that it is completely covered in cloth so that no legs are visible, and is essentially a large hard cushion that may have an internal wooden frame to give it more rigidity, wooden feet may be added to the base to give it stability’ . . . . fascinating.
A tuffet is a colourful addition to any room, if you would like to learn how to make one then join Paula on her two-day workshop in March. For full workshop details, dates and costs please visit Tuffet Workshop