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Old 09-18-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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Felted potholder info to share!
I made two felted potholders to test and discovered that a single strand of wool is not enough to keep out the heat. The double stranded one is excellent! Based on these results I wouldn't use anything but felted wool either. You need to have the density felting gives you and any other fiber is just asking for a burn.

Hope this helps someone.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:42 AM   #2
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Every time I see that word 'potholder', I always think of macrame and geraniums.

For the first couple of times, I wondered why people needed thick wool to transplant cuttings!

Ah well, I'll go and plant some seedlings in my oven mitt and see if I can get a begonia in an oven glove.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info Jan. I discovered the hard way (or maybe I should say the HOT way) that one strand of cotton doesn't make for a good pot holder either. OUCH!

Limey! You (and your begonia oven glove) make me giggle
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:39 AM   #4
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Gosh.. in the 70's, a pot holder was a bong. Or a hippy of course.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:11 AM   #5
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Hello my little Marsupial

Are you down from your gum tree again?

I think you mean Pot Head - that's what I (think) I remember anyway
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By the look of those eyes and aspects of your memory I wouldn't be pointing the finger at me!

Personally, I can only whistle on a gum leaf (that part is true).
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:22 AM   #7
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Limey..pssstttt..I was waxing poetic with the interpretation re the hippy doncha know.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:26 AM   #8
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There's no need for you to point a finger at you - if you don't know where you are by this time, lass, you're beyond help.

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Jan do you have a picture of your successful pot holder??
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LOL - you all are too funny! One question though - I just did a felted oven mitt (pattern here. It calls for one strand and size 9 needles. I admit it's not as thick as my Pampered Chef mitts, but I think it would hold up under basic heat. I mean, sometimes I just double a dish towel to pull something hot from the oven. So my question is do you think one strand is enough using size 9 needles? if not, what pattern are you using that uses double strands. I'd much rather use double strands and larger needles. TIA!
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