Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Christmas in Gingerbread Land
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!"
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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.
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. ;)
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
Adorei passar por aqui, tem trabalhos lindissimos! Por favor coloque um tradutor automatico no seu blog!... bjs.
I do love Gingerbread, simply beautiful!
Great! J'adore t'ouvrages!!
this is really cute and adorable and is definately "Wall Art"
Another great job
They'd look adorable in my gingerbread Christmas kitchen. Adorable design.
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