New Studio Construction
1 day ago
These fabric-over-rope bowls are ones I made to donate for a fundraiser. I had forgotten how much fun they are to sew. I was trying to come up with a small project and our local library had a copy of the book "It's a Wrap" on the shelves. Seeing it jogged my memory. I still have some rope and plenty of fabric scraps. So off to the sewing room I went.
When I made fabric bowls before, I relied on some online tutorials and videos. But what a difference having the book made. Author Susan Breier offered some very helpful tips and instructions. So helpful, in fact, that I'm certain that the quality of these projects is much better than my previous attempts.
The book also had lots of ideas for embellishing the bowls, on using stripes for a spiral look, and on making lids and other bowl shapes. It was a very valuable resource. I still need to add some beads or some kind of accent trim. This yellow bowl is the second one. They're not easy to photograph, but I like how this one looks when shot from above. In addition to using them to store assorted items, I hung them on the wall and thought how pretty it would be to have a grouping of them as a wall display. I think a Christmas bowl is next, and then I'll need to get more rope... I'm about at the end.