Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sew a Fabric Bowl

My February project for Finny and Donk's 2009 Craft:along is done.



You wrap fabric around clothesline and sew the resulting cord together to make a bowl. I used all but two feet of a 50-foot length of clothesline and about ½ yard of Charisma by Chez Moi for Moda fabric. The tutorial for this project was written by Linda Permann of CraftStylish and featured on Craftzine in January.



As I worked on the project, I contemplated what practical purpose this bowl could serve. It might hold sewing supplies, bags of sachets, keys, or other assorted items. And then I remembered a beautiful backgammon set my husband found in a small shop dedicated to backgammon in Athens, Greece a couple of years ago.



Although the traditional pieces that came with the game set are quite nice, we play with gem-like minerals bought at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. And that is what my new basket is going to hold—chunks of amethysts and citron quartz we use as backgammon pieces.

13 comments:

Sarah said...

I love this! I really dig that backgammon set, too.

Jennifer said...

I totally wanted to try that project out, but didn't think it was within my skill set. Your bowl looks lovely!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've seen baskets like this at retail for such a high price! You make it sound easy to make, and it came out in such a nice shape.

Your backgammon set is beautiful!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Junie! Your bowl turned out great! love the fabrics you used too.

FinnyKnits said...

As usual, perfectly and expertly executed craft!

That bowl is beautiful!

And, how dare I say *nifty* that you use gems instead of traditional pieces for backgammon. I love it.

I'm so glad people are finding useful ways to show off their bowls.

Lynn said...

Your bowl is beautiful! I think I will have to give it a try!

rohanknitter said...

That turned out really great!

Kristie said...

Is that hand-sewn? Every stitch along every coil??

Mrs.Kwitty said...

What a lovely basket, JunieMoon! That is another one of those projects that I've always wanted to try and haven't gotten around to YET! Your backgammon set is gorgeous--wow!! I enjoy that game a lot and haven't played for a long time....hmmm...might have to haul the old board out and challenge hubby to a game!
Smiles, Karen

lindamade said...

your bowl came out great! If you get a chance, i'd love for you to post it to the gallery (at the bottom of the project post).

karen said...

What a beautiful bowl you have made and such a wonderful elegant shape. Thanks for sharing

Storybook Woods said...

Your bowl turned out beuitful It looks like a lot of work. Clarice

albertaphotography said...

what a lovely project and again such great creativity. I also adore the detailed backgammon set with the darling stone game pieces. They will have such a lovely handmade nest to rest in between games!

Have a lovely weekend!
Diane