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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Christmas in Gingerbread Land

My second Christmas design this year is called "Christmas in Gingerbread Land Decorative Potholders/Wall Art." I really love how sweet and cheerful they turned out, and can't wait until I can hang them up in my kitchen (I am making myself wait until after Thanksgiving!)
While this kind of item has traditionally been called "potholders" they are really just for looks, for "decorative purposes only." They are made from size 10 cotton thread, and are just not thick enough to protect your hands or counter tops from hot pans or dishes.
I have run across several folks (mostly crochet magazine editors who do not crochet) who just don't 'get' it. "But you can't really use that to pick up a hot pan, it is too thin, it has holes in it!" they exclaim. That is why I also like to add the label "wall art" to my thread potholder designs. After all, I think they are little works of art, why not display them as such?
Anyway, I hope you like "Christmas in Gingerbread Land!"

11 comments:

Rosângelaarteselinhas said...

Lindo!!!Parabéns!
Bjs...
Rosangela.

Paula said...

My grandmother made items from size 10 and we used them as dishcloths. I make them now and use them as washcloths. They feel SO GOOD . . and I know they exfoliate every time i use them.

Your designs remind me of what she made. Thanks for the memory.


\0/ paula

Ana Luisa said...

So cute! I actually use my thread potholder, but only on pot handles that aren't too hot. I guess it's a matter of practical sense. ;)

Beansieleigh said...

Adorable!.. I pretty much like size 10 threads for doilies, maybe bookmarks.. and then tend to shy away from it for everything else. I LOVE making potholders and trivets though, most usually from Peaches & Cream yarn, or Sugar'n Cream yarns. My little collection is growing all the time! I use my simpler, store-bought potholders for pots and pans, but I LOVE to use my prettier homemade potholders as trivets! ~tina

lina said...

Adorei passar por aqui, tem trabalhos lindissimos! Por favor coloque um tradutor automatico no seu blog!... bjs.

Mrs Twins said...

I do love Gingerbread, simply beautiful!
Love Suex

d'une grande ouverture d'esprit said...

Great! J'adore t'ouvrages!!
Salutations Creativemaman

Anonymous said...

this is really cute and adorable and is definately "Wall Art"

Another great job

Marie

Pamela said...

They'd look adorable in my gingerbread Christmas kitchen. Adorable design.

crochethuahua said...

Absolutely stunning!

Clara said...

How sweet!