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Rope Bowl Re-Do, A New Take on an Old Technique with Ray Hill

Making bowls and other containers from fabric-wrapped cotton clothesline is not a new idea; however, clever crafters are always finding new ways to improvise and embellish their bowls.

In this class, we will start with a review of how to make the basic bowl using the traditional 3/16" thick cotton clothesline. Then we will learn how to applique a fabric circle to the interior base of the bowl, add fabric wrapped strips and finish the to edge of the clothesline coil in several different ways.

We will explore the use of different weights of cotton line, the use of different weights and colors of paracord, the use of variegated threads, buttons, cork, and how fat quarter friendly these bowls are. We will also discuss fabric design selection and why it matters.

You will leave the class with at least one finished bowl, and ideas for many more!

What you will Need

  • Sewing machine in good working order that has a zig zag stitch
  • A pack of Jeans Needles
  • White or very light cream thread, with two bobbins wound in the same color
  • A bowl, plate, or circle template approximately 8" in diameter
  • Two coordinating fat quarters of fabric - one reading fairly solid
  • Thread that matches fabrics, with one full bobbin
  • A 10" square of Steam A Seam Lite
  • A 50-foot package of 100% cotton clothesline
  • Rotary Cutter and 6" x 18" ruler
  • General Sewing supplies, including: A Purple Thang, straight pins, regular sewing needle, small sharp scissors, regular sewing scissors, pencil, permanent marker, white glue stick, notebook

Spring Water Deigns will provide an ironing station and cutting mat for the classroom, however students are welcome to bring their own supplies to be used at their own table.

Spring Water Designs Class Cancellation Policy and Inclement Weather Information can be found Here on our Policies Page


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