How we design our unique puzzle cuts - meet the man you love to hate!
What many of you will know already and relish is the fact that our puzzles have intriguing puzzle cuts, all hand designed by ourselves, making our puzzles truly unique, extra challenging and rewarding. Coupled with the fact they are made of wood, there are no other jigsaw puzzles like them.
Our puzzle cuts are what many of customers come back time and time again to experience, and they know that a 250 piece puzzle is similar in challenge to a 1000 or 1500 piece cardboard puzzle.
So we thought you’d be interested in how these individual puzzle cuts are created, from first idea to the puzzle you love to complete arriving at your home ready to be enjoyed. Our puzzle cut design department is headed up by Steve, he’s been with Wentworth for 15 years so hopefully he knows what he’s doing! So I asked him how he goes about creating those all-important puzzle cuts.
While experience is the key here he says, he’ll let you into a few secrets, but he keeps most of the process very close to his chest.
Our extra difficult puzzles are slightly different though. Their intrigue and challenge comes from repetitive shaped pieces, similar colours and uneven edges. We design pieces which are tessellated shapes, or combination of shapes, that are recognizable and match the theme of the image. Such as crowns in our new Festival of Nutcrackers wooden jigsaw puzzles or 2 piece tulip shapes in our Trail by Tulips. These themed repetitive pieces then need other pieces around to ensure they all lock together. These connecting pieces also need to be repetitive to ensure the puzzler is challenged as much s possible. Getting the pieces to interlock together on an extra difficult puzzle is the tricky part for us too.