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Little Windows: The Rise Of The Humble Potholders - Bedlam Farm Journal
Maria's humble potholders have risen to almost mythic status in the nearly 10 years that she has been making them. The potholders have changed Maria's life, mine too, I think. They were conceived in the dark days of the Great Recession and both of our struggles to survive as creative people in the midst of a number of traumatic personal crises. Maria had given up her art, and had almost abandoned any hope of resuming it. Divorce and recession didn't help. When she sold her first potholder nine years ago, they were $9. Under intense financial and husbandly pressure, Maria reluctantly and gradually raised the to $15, which they cost now, plus shipping. She knows, as I do, that they …