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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Holiday Placemats Pair

Here is a view of the placemats just finished. I am so critical of my work, but when I am looking at them so close; then when I see them on a picture, I see how Kool they look. I am still working on other stuff which is not that hard to do. I just was so excited to have this done in time for the holidays. If you want the pattern, let me know, I can email it to you.

My hands have been pain free thanks to the rotating of the time of doing these fun projects.

I believe that I mentioned the fact that I was getting myself very deep into Tunisian Crochet Stitch, the following pot holder companion is in such stitch. This one that I just finished is in a row of sc, dc, alternating for 25 rows, the edging is a simple crochet edging with 3 sc in each corner.As you can tell I am working on my presentation as well LOL. The texture of the material is very nice and the look is exactly what I was hoping to achieve. Function, form and visually pleasing items. Given the fact that it is acrylic caution has to be used. It is not a piece of fabric that you can put a sizzling pan on, but rather something to protect the dinner table or counter top from being scratch or warped by some hot plate. I believe it will be able to hold a pyrex from the oven without worries about melting.

I am just featuring the texture of it here, when I am done with the pair that matches it, I will display them side by side.

This christmas style pot holder is in Tunisian Crochet by itself with a sc edging on it, it is basically 100 % cotton. Tunisian Crochet is a very interesting style stitch. I can see making a sweater in this stitch. I will need a lot more practice and this gives me that opportunity.

Thank you for the opportunity of being able to share my craft with you. Live long and prosper!

5 comments:

Linda_S. said...

Love the placemats! They look so festive on the table!

Cheryl said...

I love tunisian crochet...they have different patterns you can try in that too... lots of fun.

ladylinoleum said...

The placemats are gorgeous! Love the tunisian potholders too. Wow, keep going!!!!

Vicky aka stichr said...

I really need to try that tunisian crochet..especially after reading your link info...it mentioned cross stitch being easy to do on this kind of crochet.

What is the 'white decoration' on your placemat? I can't see it well enough to tell if it's crocheted or??

I also like the project you have in your hands in your Profile Pic.

Calvin said...

The placemats and pot holder really look nice, Andy. I love red and green together and seeing your work here with the two colors gets me even more in the mood for Christmas!