I've finally got a workspace set up – and room to stretch out in it.
Yesterday I decided to play with some of those strips of denim I'd cut from old pairs of jeans a while back.
And I made this:
It's a potholder! 7.5" x 7.5" of hand-woven, hand-stitched border, recycled (or "repurposed" if you prefer) denim. From jeans we wore on our very own legs.
Thick AND flexible…and durable. Machine washable and dryable. With a handy little loop thing so you can hang it on a hook if you want to.
I'm going to put it in my Etsy store once I figure out what to charge for one. Or two, I guess – since it's normal to sell these in pairs, isn't it? Since, you know, if you're taking a big pan of lasagne out of the oven, you'd want to use two potholders to do it.
But anyway, I just wanted to let you see it and hear your feedback, if you've got any.
Update: And here's the tutorial: Woven Potholder Tutorial