Wednesday, August 28, 2013

At the End of my Rope...

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.


5 comments:

sonja said...

these are uber cool baskets Nancy. like tater chips,one is never enough! have 2 sizes paper coil stuff and made some from embroidery floss a lifetime ago. will have to revisit with cloth strips o my hand paints soon. Mahalo!

Barb said...

love these bowls! I always wanted to try these.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

These are so beautiful nancy!

Nancy said...

I remember when you made them before and I wanted to try my hand at making one but never got around to it and here you go inspiring me again...These are beautiful and I love the idea of using a grouping of them on a wall....

I love the idea of a Christmas one....I guess the possibilities are endless....

Put some fabric in your hands and the creativity begins...

Robbie said...

WOW! You've been busy....love these 'bowls'!!