Remember the pot holders you used to weave on a metal frame in summer camp or as a craft project? Those "loops" that you used for weaving were actually the tops cut off of socks during the manufacturing process of sock making. My father worked with an old textile mill in the South and would bring home boxes of these loops for us to use in crafts. Little did anyone realize that my grandmother was using these loops, or "clips" we called them, to crochet every rug in her home and for everyone in the family to pass down through the generations. Well, most of the textile industry has now moved to China, but I have hoarded the last boxes of these "looper clips" in my basement. These pot holders are not made from the tops of socks, but from a special yarn I found in Wales that resembles the woven potholder of the 50's when knitted in a special stitch. I've been making these for years as gifts . A friend mentioned to me to sell them on ETSY.....so here they are. These are made from ALL COTTON YARN that is hand-dyed. After knitting each one up, I then use a double layer of quilt batting for the padded insides and back each with hand-finished cotton quilting fabric. No asbestos is used in making each one, but they stand up real well to holding a hot casserole dish or moving things around in the oven. I specifically did not put a loop on for hanging, for these look wonderful as a trivet, as well. Wonderful for gift-giving with a batch of homemade muffins or bread. Each one measures about 6' x 6', give or take a few cm. They can be machine washed and dried with little, if no, shrinking. I have used the same ones for years, but just rotate my colors out once in awhile. These pot holders also look pretty on the countertop, not like the ugly ones you hide in the drawer. I am selling these as matched pairs, but will mix the colors up, if you wish. The backing fabric co-ordinates with the yarn. This listing is for 2 fushia pink pot holders with matching backs!
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