Saturday, October 11, 2014

Play Day…Fabric Wrapped Bowls



We are playing with clothesline rope today...




Beth has brought her fabric wrapped bowls

for inspiration!
















Fabric wrapped around clothesline rope…








Beth's pottery style bowl…








Oval Bowl…








Nancy and Kathi are cutting fabric strips








Kathi is wrapping her strips around clothesline rope…








Nancy is stitching her wrapped cord on the sewing machine…








She is creating an oval shape bowl…








Kathi's bowl is round…























Beth is an excellent bowl maker…








Zig Zag stitching holds the covered cord together…





















































Thanks Beth for a very FUN play day!









Thank You Nancy for being such a sweet hostess!








Like eating potato chips…








You can't stop at just one bowl!





I was busy cutting strips for student bowl kits,
so I didn't complete my green bowl until I went home…




My green fabric strips…







I had a few strips glued on at the Play Day…







When I went home to the Thread Shed…







I wrapped and stitched my bowl in one hour 15 minutes…..yay!




























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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

15 comments:

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I love making fabric wrapped bowls and I usually use scraps. They are addictive to make and are so pretty. Batiks look the best too. All of you ladies made beautiful bowls all in pretty colors and sizes and shapes.

Vic in NH said...

Great tutorial, thank you! you guys look like you all had a ball! Or should that be a bowl, LOL?

Ann said...

These are so lovely! Great fabric combinations and shapes. Thanks for sharing your artistry with us.

Jake said...

I love your green bowl! My favorite color!

Createology said...

Beautiful fabric Wrapped Bowls. I have one my Aunt made me decades ago when they were hand stitched together. Looks much faster by Machine Zig Zag. Falling into Autumn Bowl Bliss...

Val's Quilting Studio said...

LuAnn...I'm new to your blog and love your energy and use of color! I added myself as a GFC follower and put ya right on my blogroll so not to miss a post. Look forward to following. Stop by and if ya like what ya see, I hope you'll follow. Too! I also invite you and your readers to stop by on TUesdays for my linky party that lets you rejuvinate OLD posts! It's fun!! val from myplvl.blogspot.com

Joni Sorsen said...

Very cool. How wide is your fabric strip? Do you use glue to hold the ends together while wrapping? Is there a glue you can sew through?

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Joni,
The fabric strips are 3/4 of an inch wide. A glue stick is used to glue the strips together. You Tube has several videos so you can watch a fabric bowl being made.
Have FUN,
LuAnn in Oregon

Barbara Warholic said...

Hi LuAnn! I saw your post and I was wondering if you've ever seen my book "Sewing Pottery by Machine" (Martingale Publishing). I've taken this method to another place! It occurred to me that if I put a bowl on top of a basket and stitched them together, I could create an enclosed form! Take a look at my blog www.softpottery.blogspot.com to get the idea!

Your bowls are great! Barbara Warholic

LuAnn Kessi said...

Good Morning Barbara,

I took a few minutes to check out your fabric wrapped pottery…..just gorgeous. You are a master at your craft.

I lead free fiber art classes once a month for cancer survivors. Last November my friend Beth taught the students to create fabric wrapped bowls. She brought your book as inspiration for the students. You can see the blog post here:
http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/2014/11/fabric-bowl-class.html

Many thanks for inspiring all of us with your fiber art.

Wishing you continued success in all you do,


LuAnn Kessi
kessi@pioneer.net
http://luannkessi.blogspot.com
https://www.pinterest.com/luannkessi/

TheRibbonshirtlady said...

Wow, I love your wrapped bowls. I have made a couple but mine do not look like yours, lol. Yours are perfect. I am going to continue to make them hoping my technique will improve. Thank you for the inspiration.
Janet

sandia said...

I love this idea but how do you shape the bowls

LuAnn Kessi said...

HI Sandia,
You can watch me create a bowl by clicking here:
https://luannkessi.blogspot.com/2014/11/fabric-wrapped-bowlstips-hints.html
There are videos on You Tube showing how to create a bowl.

LuAnn

Anna Kennedy said...

Hello - fantastic tutorial - just what I've bee looking for! I have had several unsuccessful attempts at sewing rope bowls. Can anyone offer me any advice please?! My machine doesn't seem to like the rope I have tried (4mm cotton clothes line) and i wondered what type/thickness rope/cord you are using? And if you are using a special foot on your mahine? I'm so disappointed this hasn't worked out for me so far but enjoying seeig everyone's beautiful work. Thank you!
Anna

LuAnn Kessi said...

There are lots of video tutorials for fabric wrapped bowls on You Tube:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fabric+wrapped+bowls

LuAnn