Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fabric Bowls

Remember the big craze for making fabric bowls a year or so ago? Well this was the first one I made. It's on a Timtex base and I used some batiks that I over-dyed to get the colors I wanted.
It worked well to hold the rose petals that I picked - all my favorite yellow and white rose varieties. I got side tracked from these fabric bowls when I learned to make coiled fabric bowls. They are just so darn versatile - AND washable!. I have fun making these and also I enjoy beading the rims. The bowl bowl was coiled using plain muslin and then I used Procion dye on it when it was all wrapped. I wanted something that look sun bleached and soft. I have found these coiled bowls to be VERY useful in the kitchen...and for storing apples and other fruits in the frig. There are two good books out on making them. The first one I got is by Helen Deighan called "Coiled Pots & Baskets" and the second is by Susan Brier called "It's A Wrap". Both books are available through Amazon - or order them from your local indpendant bookseller! Beware though - you can't make just one !

8 comments:

Vicki W said...

Yet another project on my wish list! I even have the cording already. Maybe I can do that when my rug is finished (soon). I love the beading you did on the rim. it makes them really special!

I've been getting lots of mail about your little bag. Everyone is quite green with envy!

Waltraud said...

These bowls are so funny, well done!

StegArt said...

What a coincidence! I just recently got the book 'It's a Wrap'. I've been wanting to make some of these as I think they are just so cool looking. Now I need to get some clothsline and then I can play.

Gunnels blog said...

These bowls are really beautiful! I have bought a similar book - in danish - this autumn, but I have forgotten it!! I have to try that someday!

sandra wyman said...

Another project to have a go at - these are beautiful!

Micki said...

I have the "It's A Wrap" book also. Your bowls look great. Hopefully sometime after the holidays I can give it a try.

Lynn Douglass said...

I love your bowls, and now I have something I can ask Santa to bring me! Like I need another project! lol.

jenclair said...

You know, these bowls would make great Christmas presents (for NEXT year), do you prefer one book over the other?

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