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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fabric Bowls

One of the most fun things we did on our Craftster weekend was try out new crafts. We learned how to make glass mosaic pendants, carve stamps, and make fabric bowls out of cotton clothesline and fabric scraps. I don't have a picture of my pendant yet (I had to leave it behind so the resin could fully set), and I have carved stamps before, so I never made it to that station because I was so enamored of making fabric bowls.

I made this smaller one first, just to get the hang of the technique. When I got home I found the perfect plastic button to sit on the coil.

After I made the small basket, I decided to see what it would be like using white thread. Definitely an improvement! This next basket is about twice as big, and was done with a tighter zig zag stitch, which makes it more sturdy.

Look how pretty! I love this color combination.

And, because everyone agrees these would also make suitable hats, a photo of Stella, who graciously offered to model. She's loving this look!

As someone who usually works with paper, I really loved switching it up and getting back to sewing. I'm going to drag my machine out and make a few more of these. I've already started wrapping the rope for my next creation.

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