i’m a little bit obsessed with making woven potholders! it started on a recent trip to california. i was at a children’s store buying presents for my niece and nephew, and i saw the potholder kit. then i had a goodbye lunch for jenny (we miss you, jenny!) and we made them. i can’t stop.

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  1. oh i love the white one with colored bits! they were so fun to make. I guess you could dye some of the white loops for new color possibilities.

  2. I love them! Especially the white one. It reminds me of the one I have that my mom made.

  3. I used to make those too! Where do you buy your loops? They look like nice ones.

  4. my parents still have a pile of those that i made as a kid – they still use them!

    Really liking the idea of dying the loops!

  5. ohh dying them, jennifer! i love it.

    i ordered loops on amazon, from a couple different sellers. i like the look of the 100% cotton ones best, but the ones with some stretch are much easier to use (best if you're using them with kids).

  6. I used to love making these….and I was just thinking about them. I'm crocheting a rug for L's play area out of t-shirt strips and was thinking about how similar it is to these potholders. You probably make the loops by cutting up the sleeves. (this is also a great baby-friendly craft, fast and easy!)`

  7. I remember making these on a little plastic loom back in the 70s. Though they weren't nearly as pretty as yours!

  8. Lena,

    I, too have had this obsession at times. You can buy amazing wool loops online–sorry don't have a link, but you can Google. They improve final product enormously–great colors, and not expensive.

  9. These are lovely colors. Here in the Philippines, you can buy these from street peddlers for like four cents a piece. And they come in all colors too. 🙂

  10. so great. i just bought my 5 yro this same kit + she is equally obessed. and i must check out the wool loops!