Handmade Recycled Potholders: Fat Tomato Designs

Handmade Recycled Potholders: Fat Tomato Designs

Joanna Miller
Oct 12, 2009

Most handmade oven mitts and potholders we've found are cute, but not all of them seem up to the task of regular use with a hot oven. With Fat Tomato Designs, we found the best of both worlds – sweet designs and thick, sturdy construction.

Julie Case's oven mitts and potholders are hand knitted and felted. Made from recycled sweaters, they are sturdy and heat resistant – she designed them to withstand the heat of her own wood stove. Plus, the food-themed designs are so cute!

We found Julie selling her designs on a chilly morning at the Dane County Farmers' Market in Madison, Wis. (priced at $22 a piece). She doesn't have an online store yet, but you can contact her through her web site to place a custom order.

(Images: Joanna Miller)

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