Jackies Potholders

One of the potholders made from the clothes and linens Jackie send me
One of the potholders made from the clothes and linens Jackie send me

Jackie also asked me to make four potholders from the clothes and linens she sent me.  But I was having so much fun, I got carried away and made five before I stopped myself.  I used some of the hand embroidered linens and made sure to put a piece of a hat or shirt that belonged to Jackie’s father in each one.

One of the potholders
Potholder made from a linen hand towel

There was a small hole, just above the leaves,  in the linen hand towel that these flowers were embroidered on.  I decided to cut the place where the hole was and put the blue denim between the leaves and stems,  and shifting the design so they no longer matched up.  It seemed a visual of the name of Jackie’s blog Quilt of Missing Memories.  The light blue becoming the forgotten or lost.  The rest of the potholder rearranged around it.

This was made with one of two embroidered linen napkins
This was made with one of two embroidered linen napkins
I used a piece of the apron strings from the apron  that was in the quilt
I used a piece of the apron strings from the apron that was in the quilt I made for Jackie’s sister Nancy
Second of the two embroidered linen napkins
Second of the two embroidered linen napkins

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Jackies Potholders

  1. Your art is always evolving in unique and unexpected ways. I find the juxtaposition of those lovely plaids with flowers, stitchery and embroidery just charming.

  2. These are wonderful, what a meaningful way to preserve memories in the symbolisms the fabric evokes. And the display of them against the wood is fitting – the “nature” of flowers against the fallen trees is beautiful.

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