The Green Kitchen

A blog about an eco-friendly kitchen gift basket designed for Etsy's co-producer contest.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Potholders

The potholders, are a collaborative effort from Kelli Coaxum (Kelliope) and Karla Anderson (Mathilde). Kelli supplied the base fabric for the potholders. The tan denim was found in a bag donated to a Girl Scouts summer camp where Kelli was the Arts and Crafts Director. She used a portion of the fabric for sewing demonstrations; the rest was forgotten about until now.
Kelli cut the denim into squares and then shipped them to Karla to be appliqued. Karla chose a plump purple eggplant and a yummy yellow pepper cut from patterned calico fabric. After she hand and machine sewed them, the squares were shipped back to Kelli who then completed the potholders. To coordinate with the appliques and more importantly, to protect against heat, Kelli added a double layer of rich red burgundy terry cloth to the backs. The fabric used is pre-shrunk 100% cotton, so you don't have to worry about throwing the potholders in the wash.


At 9:04 PM, Blogger Fixed Gear said...

Those are beautiful!

At 5:29 AM, Blogger JMC designs said...

these look wonderful!!!!

At 9:42 PM, Blogger Kelliope said...

Mathilde, you did such an excellent job appliquing the potholders. I only hope to do your work justice when I finish constructing them. I am so IMPRESSED with your work!


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