In a short time it's time to pick out all the nice things that create that wonderful Christmas atmosphere at home. I have made a pot underlay in the nice colors of Christmas and it is both beautiful and practical.
The pot underlay is made of handmade wool balls. I make the balls myself from carded wool, hot water, soap, tea strainer and a lot of hand power. Sometimes I even have to supplement with a little needle felting. I can calmly say that it requires patience and perseverance. In the end, I have 260 wool balls for a large pot underlay, 130 for a small one. How many wool balls are then consumed depends on how big they became.
When the balls are ready, and have dried, I sew them together with an organic cotton yarn. I use double thread to make it durable.
Pot underlay "A sheep in Christmasland"
Weights and Measures
The dimensions are approximate as the ball size can affect a little but then it is about +/- 0.5 cm.
SMALL AND AROUND COVER
ca 21 cm in diameter
Height about 2 cm
Weight about 125 g
Length: about 42 cm
Width: about 23 cm
Height: 2 cm
Weight: about 250 grams
83% Swedish sheep wool
All wool, except the green one, comes from Gotland sheep or from mixed breed sheep from southeastern Sweden.
17% organic sheep wool with unknown origin (BC yarn)
The underlay is sewn together with 100% organic cotton thread , GOTS-certified.
It is almost inevitable not to spill on a pot holder, but when it does, you take a damp cloth and removes the spill immediately. If the stain has sunk in, you can wash the pads a little gently under warm, running water. If you want to use some remedy, take some soap.
Do not wash in the washing machine!
Over time, can the colors to fade a bit.