June 22, 2024

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DIY Idea: Natural, Hand-Woven Potholders Will Have You Revisiting a Childhood Craft

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DIY Idea: Natural, Hand-Woven Potholders Will Have You Revisiting a Childhood Craft

Chances are, nearly everyone reading this post has made a hand-loomed potholder, either as a child or with a child. This simple craft is both meditative and fun. But to me it’s always been a pity the typical kit features synthetic fabrics in colors that often border on garish.

Happily, a new class of artisans have elevate this kid craft for the design-minded and eco-conscientious adult. Made from hand-dyed natural or recycled fabrics, they’re not only better looking but better for the planet, too. They’ve inspired me to revisit the handwoven potholder—and might do the same for you.

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Above: From our latest book, Remodelista, The Low Impact Home, here are my creations, which were made from recycled T-shirts that I cut into strips.
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Above: Ojai-based textile artist Kate Kilmurray seeks to “reinvent handloom-woven work for the modern age.” Inspired by nature, her work is fashioned from hand-dyed, sustainable fabrics. Kate’s potholders come in all different colorways. Prices start at $22, and higher-priced weavings are quite complex and often one-of-a kind. This Potholder in Flax, Apricot, and Rust is from her Part of her Wave Collection IV; $50.
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Above: Fashioned from 100 percent organic jersey, Alabama Chanin’s Hand-Loomed Cotton Potholder is generous enough to serve as a trivet; $58.

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