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.
(N.B. The featured photo of Kate Kilmurray potholders is by Mariana Schultze. This post originally ran on December 13, 2022, and has been updated.)
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