How to Make a Coiled Fabric Bowl
Wrap colorful fabric strips around rope and coil them into this playful bowl.
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10. Begin sewing around the rope, connecting it to the initial "v" shape. Continue a whip-stitch style sewing motion, keeping the free rope tightly connected to the coiled rope underneath. Coil it in a circle to create the base of the finished bowl.
11. Shift the next part of the rope upward at an angle as you sew to begin forming the bowl's sides. When you run out of thread, cut a new long length, thread the needle and tie the two new loose ends to the end of the previous piece. Until the knot has been incorporated into the coiling, push the needle blunt-end first so that the knot can freely fit between the previously coiled rope layers.
12. As you approach the end of the rope, make sure you have ample thread available. When the end of the rope is reached, continue to sew the end close to the bowl with many layers of thread. It needs to be tight to avoid unraveling. Tie a knot to secure the end.
13. To make a colorful polymer clay bead for the center of the bowl, cut four different colored blocks of polymer clay with a clay blade into small squares. Mix up the pieces into a random pattern and squeeze them together in your hand.
14. Roll the clay into a loose coil and run it through the pasta machine one time.
15. Trim the end of the sheet of clay. Roll the sheet into a cane. Cut thin slices from the cane.
Use painter's tape and glazes of various colors to create a design for a decorative sculpted bowl.