Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Textile Pottery --- Fabric-Wrapped Bowls

If you visit our StitchCraft in person you'll notice lots of baskets and bowls made using fabric-wrapped clothesline. They're super handy and can be made in any number of sizes and shapes to hold everything from trinkets and notions to fruits or magazines (or whatever you'd like - as long as you make yours large enough!).

These coiled bowls and trays are as functional as they are decorative. Whip up a bowl to celebrate the season or make one to help keep an area of your desk organized. Of course you could leave it empty and display it as a work of art! Embellish with felt balls, feet, buttons, beads, etc.

It just takes a few hours to make a bowl. Need a hostess or teacher gift? Make a bowl and fill it with chocolates! Quilting bee swap? Fill a bowl with small notions or a few fat quarters.

We regularly offer our class on fabric-wrapped bowls (click here to check our website for current classes; we call it "Textile Pottery.") Tammie teaches a great alternative method to wrapping the fabric that is easier and neater than other techniques.

Once you know the technique you can use it to make bags or other shapes, too! The possibilities are endless!

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