Maybe it depends where you are from, what do you call them....hot pads or pot holders?
These pot holders wove up fast and were a lot of fun to weave. Of course I did not follow the directions, ----when do I EVER follow directions----. What I did was to throw 30 pics of plain weave first (first diversion from the directions). Next I then wove the pattern using yarns totally different than the pattern directions called for (are you surprised yet). Next veering from the planned pathI threw 60 pics of plain weave and wove the pattern again. Ended the pot holder with 30 pics of plain weave.
30 pics plain weave
60 pics plain weave
30 pics plain weave
4 shots of different color yarn wove in plain weave - used for a cutting line
start the process all over again
Why you may ask did I weave these pot holders in this manner....well, I am a process person and I wanted to weave double sided potholders so that they are hefty enough to keep a person's hands from being burned while they use them. The other reason is speed of production, yes I could weave them in a double weave pattern, but that takes way more time than I wanted to spend on the project.
I sewed the potholders together by folding them in half, making sure that the they were square. The unfinished edges on the top and bottom of each unit was turned to the inside. Then I stitched down both sides very close to the edge in matching thread. Ta da, they are done. Easy project.
On another topic, have you read the new HW magazine? I was very disappointed, fashions...really? Guess I am not all that interested in making baggy and boxy clothing. Much prefer Daryl Landcaster's jackets, they are better fitted and the handwoven material she weaves is up to date and not so "old lady" looking to me. HW is starting to lose my interest and come to think of it - it has been for some time. Wish I could afford a VAV subscription. Also wish Jean Scorgie's magazine came out a few more times per year, now that is a talented lady.
Okay, off my soap box and back to the loom.